The Department of Health and Human Services announced a settlement with Blue Cross Blue Shield after the company’s inadequate security measures allowed 57 unencrypted hard drives containing private health information to be stolen from a facility in Tennessee. The agency cannot issue a fine greater than $1.5 million, but it could have filed criminal charges or requires Blue Cross to mitigate future patient harms. For more information, see EPIC: Medical Privacy.
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