Don’t Let This Happen to You!
That’s how much a lost laptop ended up costing the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in fines after it was discovered it contained the protected health information of 10,000 people. The subsequent Depart of Human Health Services HIPAA investigation disclosed the medical center had major lapses in security management. Not only did the UMMC have to pay the steep fine but was also required to designate a person to monitor compliance; draft an enterprise-wide risk analysis and risk management plan; update UMMC’s security policies and procedures; and implement various training, reporting, and document retention requirements. Ouch!
Source: Industry News