Health Information Portability And Accountability

$2 million HIPAA settlement highlights mobile device risks facing healthcare providers

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Laptops and other mobile devices containing personal health information have been stolen from long-term care ombudsman programs and other healthcare organizations, including from Concentra Health Services and QCA Health Plan Inc. Now, Concentra and QCA have agreed to legal settlements totaling nearly $2 million, federal authorities announced Tuesday.

A game changer

A game changer

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With release of new HIPAA privacy and security rules, long-term care providers must evaluate their policies and procedures to better protect residents' data