Last week, Cancer Care Group, P.C. (CCG), an Indiana radiation oncology practice, agreed to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) by paying $750,000 and adopting a three year corrective action plan.
UCLA Health announced today that it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack. The press report disseminated by UCLA Health noted there is evidence that computer systems containing sensitive personal data and health data was accessed; however, at this time UCLA Health maintains that no personal or health data itself was accessed […]
Last week, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC), a hospital located in Brighton, Massachusetts, agreed to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) by paying $218,400 and adopting a robust corrective action plan.
Connecticut and Oregon were recently added to the increasing list of states adopting stricter laws addressing the handling of health information and penalties in connection with breaches of health information. Both states amended their respective data security and breach notification laws and they will now levy stricter requirements on entities that store or […]
CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan serving the Washington D.C. metro area, became another in a line of health insurers to suffer a data breach as a result of hackers. CareFirst and the FBI are examining the breach which potentially compromised 1.1 million customers. The company reports that although […]
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that Cornell Prescription Pharmacy of Denver, Colorado (“Cornell Pharmacy”) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Cornell Pharmacy, a single location pharmacy, will pay a $125,000 […]
As we discussed in our previous post, Premera Blue Cross (Premera) recently revealed that it suffered a massive data breach potentially exposing the personal data of 11 million customers. On Thursday Premera was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in Washington federal court accusing it of negligence associated with the […]