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Mass. hospital hit with $200k OCR HIPAA settlement


HealthITSecurity - (Massachusetts) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced July 13 a $218,400 settlement with Brighton, Massachusetts-based St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in response to potential security violations stemming from a 2012 complaint citing internet-based document sharing applications used by employees to store sensitive information of nearly 500 patients.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:41