HIPAA Horror Stories

True and Terrifying Tales of Breaches, Disclosures and Penalties

The Stolen Laptop

A Rhode Island Health System paid over a million dollar penalty because their HIPAA compliance was only half-hearted and they didn’t follow through.

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The Leisurely Lapse

A giant hospital group loses a simple document, slow-walks their response and gets nailed with a nearly half-million-dollar penalty. Notifications must be timely or the costs can be enormous.

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Lost thumb drive causes privacy breach

The Lost Thumb Drive

A Massachusetts dermatology practice loses a tiny thumb drive and gains a lot of HIPAA headaches. A privacy breach like this is preventable. Don’t become a HIPAA Horror Story.

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The Alaska Atrocity

The state of Alaska’s health regulator runs afoul of HIPAA and learns that the federal government doesn’t play favorites, when it comes to protecting patient privacy.

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Risk management phone loss

The Texas-Sized Failure

Lost Phone Exposes HIPAA Risk Management Failure Have you ever lost your phone? It’s inconvenient and annoying. But that’s usually the end of it. But

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