HIPAA Fine Follows Stolen Laptop At Mass. Hospital
Law360, New York (November 25, 2015, 3:32 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts hospital will shell out $850,000 and beef up its digital security after a laptop theft endangered patient privacy and exposed potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, federal regulators said on Wednesday.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center agreed to the six-figure payout and compliance upgrade after an investigation into a 2011 theft of a computer that contained so-called electronic protected health information, or ePHI, for almost 600 patients. The computer was used with CT scans and produced images for Lahey’s radiologists.
In a statement, the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and...
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