Wireless Health Co. Strikes $2.5M HIPAA Deal

Law360, New York (April 24, 2017, 3:18 PM EDT) -- CardioNet, a company which provides wireless health services for heart patients, will pay $2.5 million to settle claims that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act by not properly protecting patients' electronic health information, the federal government announced Monday.

This deal is the first HIPAA settlement the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has reached with a wireless services provider, the government said. In addition to the payment, CardioNet has agreed to implement a corrective action plan, the OCR said. However, the company did not admit any liability.

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