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Montefiore settles with OCR for $4.75M over stolen ePHI
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced Monday that its settlement and corrective action with Montefiore Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital system based in New York City, resolves multiple potential failures of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
WHY IT MATTERS
After the New York Police Department informed Montefiore Medical Center that a specific patient’s medical information had been stolen in May 2015, the healthcare organization conducted an investigation and then reported that …
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