LifeSpan Health System Hit With $1 Million HIPAA Fine

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Federal regulators have slapped the Rhode Island-based health system LifeSpan with a $1 million settlement tied to a 2017 data breach involving the theft of an unencrypted laptop that potentially exposed the data of 20,000 individuals. The settlement is the largest HIPAA enforcement action by the Department of Health and Human Services so far this year and the second settlement announced within the last week.

In a statement Monday, HHS' Office for Civil Rights says Lifespan also agreed to...

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