OCR Fines Two Organizations Nearly $2M Over Health Data Breaches

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Concentra Health Services and QCA Health Plan have agreed to pay HHS’ Office of Civil Rights settlements over separate data breaches, Health IT Security reports (Ouellette, Health IT Security, 4/22).
In November 2009, Concentra — a subsidiary of Humana — reported a data breach in Fort Worth, Texas, after an unencrypted laptop was stolen. Medical records of more ...

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Massachusetts group to pay $1.5M HIPAA settlement

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WASHINGTON – Another HIPAA data breach settlement has been reached, this time with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates Inc. (MEEI), which will pay $1.5 million to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for potential violations of the HIPAA Security Rule.

For more details check out the article in Healthcare IT News

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