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UMMC fined $2.75 million for health data breach on 10,000

MBJ staff The University of Mississippi Medical Center agreed to a $2.75 million settlement with the federal government  for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Unsecured electronic health information on 10,000 people was breached when a laptop computer was found to be missing, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for ...

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ON LAW: Government intensifies HIPAA enforcement activity for covered entities, business associates

For health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses, as well as for business associates that work with such entities, compliance with the privacy and security regulations enacted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is now more important than ever. In recent months, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

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St. Dominic's wins inaugural awards from FairWarning

JACKSON — St. Dominic’s has won the inaugural Overall Achievement Award, as well as “Best Medium-Small Healthcare Provider, Eastern United States” in the 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards from FairWarning Inc. St. Dominic’s was selected from among their peers by an independent panel of privacy experts from around the world. The Privacy Excellence Awards showcase healthcare leaders from around the world ...

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