Ore. Health System Pays $2.7M To Settle Data Breach Probes

Law360, New York (July 15, 2016, 6:30 PM EDT) -- Oregon Health & Science University has agreed to pay $2.7 million to resolve U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights investigations of two data breaches that affected more than 7,000 patients, the university announced Wednesday.

The settlement, paid to HHS, includes a lump payment and a three-year corrective action plan to make up for the two breaches of protected health information in 2013. OHSU told the OCR about the breaches after an extensive internal investigation in 2013, and afterward offered free identity theft protection to the patients who were at risk of identity theft, the university said....

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