Over Half a Million Affected by Data Breach at Georgia-based Orthopedic Firm

The Atlanta, Georgia-based Peachtree Orthopedics reported that the records of over half a million patients were compromised in a cyberattack in September of 2016. The firm first notified patients affected by the breach in October after reporting the incident to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). At the time the breach was reported, Peachtree had yet to release an official statement on [...]

2021-08-25T13:59:29-04:00December 20th, 2016|

$750,000 HIPAA Settlement in North Carolina for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it reached a $750,000 HIPAA settlement with Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic, P.A. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based provider group practice runs several clinics and an orthopedic surgery center. The HIPAA settlement was reached after the protected health information (PHI) of 17,300 patients was unlawfully transmitted to a Business Associate (BA) without having executed a proper Business [...]

2021-08-25T13:59:49-04:00April 21st, 2016|