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University of Washington Medicine reaches $750,000 HIPAA settlement

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 14, 2015

The steady stream of such settlements illustrates HHS' concern over providers' compliance with the security provisions of HIPAA, experts say. HHS' Office for Civil Rights said this newest settlement shows the need for organizationwide risk analyses.

Blog: Expect even more patient records to be exposed in 2016

Blog: Expect even more patient records to be exposed in 2016

By Joseph Conn  |  December 11, 2015

One out of 3 individuals will have their healthcare records exposed by cyberattacks in 2016, said Lynne Dunbrack, research vice president for IDC Health. That will be up from the historic number and size of cyberattacks visited on healthcare in 2015.

Lahey computer theft leads to HIPAA settlement

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 05, 2015

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with HHS' Office for Civil Rights to resolve alleged privacy and security violations stemming from the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records.

Lahey Clinic computer theft leads to $850,000 HIPAA settlement

By Joseph Conn  |  November 30, 2015

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with HHS' Office for Civil Rights to resolve alleged privacy and security violations stemming from the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records.

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