First Business Associate HIPAA Penalty Announced

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In the first HIPAA enforcement action against a business associate, federal regulators have smacked a nonprofit organization with a $650,000 penalty.

The move follows an investigation into the 2014 theft of an unencrypted smartphone that was not password protected. The theft potentially exposed information on just 412 patients at six Philadephia-area nursing homes.

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