New Haven Pays OCR $202K for PHI Breach of 498 Patients, HIPAA Failure

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Office for Civil Rights reached a settlement with the city of New Haven, Connecticut, including a $202,400 civil monetary penalty and a corrective action plan, following a breach to the protected health information of just 498 patients caused by a 2017 HIPAA violation.

After a relative calm in enforcement announcements during the COVID-19 crisis, OCR has settled with 11 providers to resolve HIPAA violations in September and October alone, including Aetna, Premera Blue Cross, Dignity Health, Athens Orthopedic Clinic, and New York Spine Medicine, among others.

The city of New Haven settlement stems from...

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