Monday, December 22, 2014

Hospital Settles Data Breach Allegations

A Boston hospital has agreed to pay a $40,000 settlement and take action to prevent future breaches that affect patients' private data. The consent judgment alleges the hospital failed to protect the personal information and protected health information of more than 2,000 patients.

The Massachusetts attorney general, Martha Coakley, has been one of the most active state attorneys general when it comes to pursuing breaches.

"Healthcare providers must ensure that the privacy and security of sensitive patient information is protected."
- Attorney General Martha Coakley
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Sources:
(a) Boston Children’s Hospital Settles Data Breach Allegations - www.PHIprivacy.net, 12/19/2014

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