U-Miss Medical Center Fined $2.75 Million for Decade-Long HIPAA Violations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has levied a $2.75 million fine against the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) after uncovering a HIPAA violation. OCR began its investigation of the hospital after UMMC reported a laptop theft in 2013. The laptop was password protected, but unencrypted. According to OCR, the electronic protected health information (ePHI) stored on one of the device's [...]