The frightening new frontier for hackers: Medical records

By Brigid Sweeney, Crain’s Chicago Business  | April 10, 2017 If you’ve ever had your credit card or bank account hacked, consider this grim new statistic: By 2024, everyone in the U.S. will have had their health care data compromised if online theft keeps accelerating at the current pace. As health records have gone digital in […]

Wrong-patient surgery risks Massachusetts hospital’s Medicare funding

Wrong-patient surgery risks Massachusetts hospital’s Medicare funding Worcester, Mass.-based St. Vincent Hospital could lose Medicare funding Dec. 12 unless it fixes patient identification issues that led clinicians to remove a healthy kidney from a patient earlier this year. According to the Boston Globe, a surgeon checked a patient’s CT scan that showed a tumor in […]

NYC Pair Pleads Guilty For Their Role In Mortgage Scheme Against Flaherty Funding

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Angelo Loissaint, 42, and Jennifer Johnson, 41, both of West Babylon, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud before U.S. District Elizabeth A. Wolford for their role in a mortgage fraud scheme that victimized Flaherty Funding, a mortgage company located […]

Fugitive Arrested In $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scam

NEWARK, N.J. – A New York man was arrested for his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Habib Chaudhry, 49, of Valley Stream, New York, was initially charged by complaint in February 2013 and then by indictment in September 2013. […]

Mobilizing Real-time Identity to Prevent Fraud, Build Integrity

Partnership brings significant new mobile capabilities to companies in all sectors that need to know who they’re doing business with anytime, anywhere IRVINE, Calif. & MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mobility Exchange and TASCET today announced a strategic partnership to deliver groundbreaking mobile capabilities for preventing fraud and synthetic identities, building integrity into existing and emerging business models, […]

Cyberattacks could cost healthcare providers $300 billion

by, Chris Nerney Healthcare providers these days face tremendous financial uncertainty for a number of reasons. To those sources of possible fiscal disruption and chaos we can add costly cyberattacks. A recent report from Accenture predicts that over the next five years U.S. healthcare providers could lose more than $300 billion as a result of […]