OCR Announces HIPAA Settlements Related to Theft of Unencrypted Laptops: 4 Important Lessons to Take Away

Two HIPAA settlements were announced April 22, 2014 by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  The settlements for alleged violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for Concentra Health Services and QCA Health Plan of Arkansas collectively totaled $1,975,220. According to the OCR press release, the review of Concentra Health Services resulted from a breach report involving the theft of an unencrypted laptop from the company’s Springfield Missouri Physical Therapy Center.  OCR stated… Read More >