$50K HIPAA Accord Shows No Data Breach Goes Unpunished

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 7:40 PM EST) -- Small health care providers should be working to get their data security plans in perfect order, attorneys say, after federal regulators signaled last week in a settlement with an Idaho hospice that they are willing to punish even the smallest data breaches. 

Health data experts say the settlement signals that providers should be paying special attention to anticipating the particular risks their data faces and coming up with a security plan accordingly, especially when it comes to protecting mobile devices.

Last week, the U.S. Department of...
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