7 Priciest HIPAA Incidents of 2015

Several six-figure HIPAA settlements were levied against healthcare organizations this year. Here are the top HIPAA incidents of 2015.

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has had a busy year enforcing the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. They’ve handed out several six-figure settlements due to the improper disclosure or handling of both personal health information (PHI) and electronic PHI (ePHI).Here are details of the top seven incidents, including two significant data breaches from 2015 that are still pending settlement.  Click here for a PDF of the slideshow.Steph Weber is a freelance writer hailing from the Midwest. She writes about healthcare, finance, and small business, but finds her passion for the medical field growing in sync with the ever-changing healthcare laws.