Phishing Incident Leads to $400,000 HIPAA Settlement

Phishing Incident Leads to $400,000 HIPAA Settlement
June 2017
Bruce D. Armon and Karilynn Bayus
Delaware Medical Journal

Bruce Armon and Karilynn Bayus, members of Saul Ewing’s Health Care Practice, authored this article in the Delaware Medical Journal profiling a recent phishing incident in which the Metro Community Provider Network agreed to pay $400,000 to settle alleged HIPAA security rule noncompliance issues. The article explains that after the incident, which exposed 3,200 individuals’ protected health information, an investigation concluded Metro Community Provider Network did not meet the requirements of thee HIPAA security rule. Bruce and Karilynn use this as an example to emphasize the importance of preventative and ongoing compliance.

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