HIPAA Fines Are Just the Beginning: Civil HIPAA Lawsuits On the Rise

Community Health Systems (CHS) was issued a $4,500,000 HIPAA fine for a reported 2014 data breach. It looks like the data breach resulted from malware which was installed by Chinese hackers on CHS’s computer system. This incident exposed approximately 4.5 million patients’ names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, and Social Security numbers. But that was just the beginning of the monetary penalties that CHS was about to [...]