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HIPAA data breach

December 1, 2015  11:30 AM

Hospital fined $850,000 for ePHI breach

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
hhs, HIPAA, HIPAA data breach, OCR, OIG, PHI

A stolen laptop can be worth more than $800,000. At least that was the case with a laptop taken from Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. in 2011. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently ruled that Lahey -- based in Burlington, Mass. -- must

September 17, 2015  3:36 PM

$750,000 settlement points to the need for strong HIPAA policies

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
HIPAA, HIPAA audits, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA data breach, HIPAA enforcement, HIPAA healthcare data

Many have talked about how HIPAA audits have yet to materialize. But for some providers, HIPAA-related investigations are very much a reality. Take...

August 18, 2015  1:26 PM

Providers see employees as causes of healthcare data breaches

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA data breach, Interoperability, ONC

Healthcare providers fear unseen enemies will compromise the safety of patients' protected health information, but their biggest worry is something they can't operate without: their employees. More than three-quarters of respondents to 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

November 26, 2014  10:51 AM

Laptop theft exposes protected health information, brings six-figure fine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, HIPAA, HIPAA data breach

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston must pay the state of Massachusetts a $100,000 fine due the theft of an employee's laptop in May 2012. The laptop -- which was not issued...

September 17, 2014  9:46 AM

Report documents health data security HIPAA compliance issues

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
health data security, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA data breach

Data security consultant and research firm the SANS Institute estimates that millions of healthcare IT systems are compromised and fail to meet HIPAA's network security requirements in its Health Care Cyberthreat Report....

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