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An orthopaedic clinic pays $750,000 over HIPAA violation surrounding improper patient data sharing

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 11 115 0 | about 2 years ago

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic of North Carolina will pay $750,000 to settle charges that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule. The group allegedly handed over protected health information for approximately 17,300 patients to a potential business partner without first executing a business associate agreement.

HIPAA-covered entities cannot disclose protected health information without authorization, and the lack of a business associate agreement left this information without safeguards, rendering it potentially vulnerable to misuse or improper disclosure.

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