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American HomePatient Data Breach Class Action Settlement

Top Class Actions reports: American HomePatient has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve claims that they failed to protect patient data in a burglary incident. The settlement benefits current or former patients and customers of American HomePatient Inc. and Lincare Holdings Inc. whose personal identifying information was stored on the unencrypted hard drives...

An old HIPAA incident rears its very ugly head again

Like other journalists who cover data breaches in the healthcare space, I routinely check HHS’s public breach disclosure tool (sometimes called “The Wall of Shame”) to see what breaches have been reported to them and with what numbers. One of the recent entries was from a “Stephan C. Dean” who listed himself as a ...