This latest fine is indicative of continued enforcement by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). To date they have levied $26 million in monetary settlements against 24 HIPAA-covered entities found to have violated privacy, security and breach notification rules.
"HIPAA security policies and procedures...were not followed by the organization's employees for a seven-year period, from 2005 to 2012." - Healthcare IT News
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.Sources:
(a) HHS slaps provider with $150K bill for HIPAA breach - www.HealthcareITnews.com, 12/09/2014