HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

The Hospice of Northern Idaho (HONI) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $50,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.  This is the first settlement involving a breach of unsecured electronic protected health information (ePHI) affecting fewer than 500 individuals.


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