Ouch… Lost Devices Result in $3+ Million HIPAA Fine

The loss of an unprotected BlackBerry and a unencrypted laptop containing the private medical records of 6,200 individuals has resulted in a $3.2 million HIPAA penalty against a Dallas-area hospital.

Federal investigators determined that Children’s Medical Center of Dallas ignored repeated advice from internal and external experts – dating back to 2007 – warning about a number of risk factors that jeopardized the security of patient information.

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