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Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights released a settlement agreement with Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. The hospital agreed to pay $850,000 to settle potential HIPAA violations.
The event that triggered the settlement started when a laptop was stolen from a radiology treatment room in the overnight hours of August 11, 2011. The laptop was being used both to operate a CT scanner and to access stored digital images. The laptop contained unencrypted information about approximately 599 patients, and its theft resulted in a breach of that patient information.Continue reading >