Record $5.5M HIPAA Deal Foreshadows Future Enforcement


"On Aug. 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued the largest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act settlement to date with Advocate Health Care System. Advocate agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle a variety of HIPAA violations. Advocate is the largest health system in Illinois and operates more than 400 sites of care with 12 acute care hospitals. This settlement comes in the wake of a series of recent HIPAA violation settlements and other enforcement activities by the OCR, including phase two of the HIPAA audit program."

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