[ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 ]
Beth Israel Deaconness, BYOD angle:
Jeff [10:46 AM]
As previously noted here
, someone stole a laptop from a physician at Beth Israel Deaconness hospital in Boston. The laptop didn't belong to the hospital, but the hospital knew the doctor was using it for patient data, and (of course) it wasn't encrypted. The hospital has settled the state-law breach issues
(and the state AG HIPAA enforcement issue) with the Massachusetts state officials, for a $100,000 fine. I asssume there will be no OCR fine in this case, since HIPAA was specifically included in settlement with the state AG.
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