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OCR deals out record $4.8M HIPAA fine

The Department of Health and Human Services has fined two entities, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, a total of $4.8 million for HIPAA violations. The breach occurred in 2010 when the personal health information of 6,800 patients ended up on Google due to a server deactivation. The article also highlights the high costs associated with breaches and the decreasing number of breaches reported by healthcare organizations in recent years.

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