Thursday, December 10, 2015

$850K Settlement for Alleged Healthcare Privacy Violations

A healthcare system in Massachusetts has agreed to pay an $850,000 settlement to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for alleged security and privacy violations.

"OCR said [the healthcare organization] failed to meet HIPAA criteria on risk analysis." -iHealheBeat.org

In addition, the OCR said the healthcare organization must also perform an organization-wide risk analysis and submit the analysis and a risk management plan to OCR.

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Sources:
(a) Health Care Organizations Report Data Breaches, Settlements - www.iHealthBeat.org, 12/08/2015
(b) Thank you to Databreaches.net who was the source for this posting

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