Memorial Healthcare Systems to pay $5.5M over potential HIPAA violations

“Memorial Healthcare Systems has paid HHS $5.5 million to settle potential HIPAA violations, HHS disclosed on Thursday.

The six-hospital nonprofit system disclosed to HHS’ OCR that 115,143 individuals’ protected health information (PHI) had been impermissibly accessed by employees and impermissibly disclosed to affiliated physician office staff.

The settlement comes weeks after Children’s Medical Center of Dallas was fined $3.2 million over HIPAA violations.”

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Author: Jeff Byers