WellPoint Agrees To Pay HHS $1.7 Million For Leaving Information Accessible Over Internet

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), WellPoint Inc. has agreed to pay them $1.7 million to settle potential violations to HIPAA Security and Privacy rules. You can read more about it here.

The HHS is hoping that this case and other recent cases send an important message to all HIPAA covered entities to take extreme measure to ensure data privacy and security when implementing changes to their information systems, especially when those changes involve updates to web based application or portals that house consumers’ electronic medical records.

If you are going to be implementing changes to your information systems and want to make sure that you stay compliant and minimize the risk associated with with such changes, we recommend you reach out to our HIPAA experts today!

 

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