Memorial Hospital pays $5.5M in settlement over potential HIPAA violations

“Memorial Healthcare Systems has agreed to pay a $5.5 million settlement to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over potential HIPAA violations.

The security breach was discovered when Memorial launched an internal investigation in 2012 after two hospital employees stole patients’ personal information to make money filing phony tax returns, said Kerting Baldwin, a spokeswoman Memorial Healthcare System.”

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Author: Rebecca Piccardo