Viruses, malware and hackers pose a threat to patients and physician practices. Find tips to protect patient health records and other data from cyberattacks.
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Top news stories from AMA Morning Rounds®: Week of March 15, 2021
In the news: 1M+ patients had data exposed in breaches, COVID-19 vaccine second doses, new USPSTF guidelines for diabetes screening, COVID-19 reinfections rare.
Common HIPAA violations physicians should guard against
Since 2003, these five violations of patient privacy have been catching the attention of federal regulators who have been keeping an eye on physicians.
Security alert: E-mails impersonating AMA presidents
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently became aware of fraudulent email solicitations that impersonate current AMA President, Dr. Susan Bailey, and past AMA President, Dr. Patrice Harris. Learn more.
Dec. 18, 2020: National Advocacy Update
FDA authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine; provides instruction to providers and patients and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
Cyber vulnerability grows along with COVID-19 pandemic stresses
Hospitals and physician practices are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattacks as the pandemic creates greater demand for telemedicine.
Protecting physicians and hospitals from emerging cyberthreats
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See daily video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by discussing emerging cyber threats during the pandemic.
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