Millions of rehab records leak, including patient names – nearly 150,000 affected

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The find is the latest example of a widespread problem…

How about this problem: security costs money. Insecurity has no cost at all - maybe a token fine. I just got word the auditors might hit my office shortly, but we were already HIPAA clean.

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I don’t know how the law applies in this particular case, but we have been advised that breech of HIPAA could be subject to $50k per occurrence. I would not call that β€œa token fine.”

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lifted from here.

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Yup, that looks about right. I was not aware of the 1.5 million max per year. I guess if you are big enough, that could be β€œtoken.” It would put us out of business, but we are a small practice.

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