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HIPAA Settlement Reinforces Lessons for Users of Medical Devices

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (Lahey)  has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  Lahey will pay $850,000 and will adopt a robust corrective action plan to correct deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program.  Lahey is a nonprofit teaching hospital affiliated with Tufts Medical School, providing primary and specialty care in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on November 24, 2015
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