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DOJ Settles Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative Case with CHS and Imposes a $930,000 Penalty

HIPAA Journal

This is the first settlement to be reached under the DOJ Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative, which was launched in 2021. CHS staff scanned medical records for the EMR system but saved scanned copies of some of the records on an internal network drive, which could be accessed by non-clinical staff, including Iraqi nationals employed at the site. “We

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2 DOJ Cyber Fraud Initiative Cases Net Almost $10 Million

Compliancy Group

Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative (CCFI). Details of DOJ Cyber Fraud Initiative Settlements. Close CHS had previously submitted contract claims to the State Department for the cost of a secure electronic medical record (EMR) system to store all patients’ medical records.

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First Choice Community Healthcare and Arlington Skin Notify Patients About Cyberattacks

HIPAA Journal

Arlington Skin Notifies 17,468 Patients About Electronic Medical Record Data Breach. VPN Solutions managed the electronic medical records of patients of Arlington Skin via the Allscripts practice management solution and electronic medical records platform. Dr. Michelle A.

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Learning from Financial Fraud Detection to Tackle Opioid Abuse Amid COVID-19

HIT Consultant

it translates well to certain tasks seen in healthcare, such as medication ordering and safety monitoring. For instance, AI can monitor electronic medical record (EMR) systems to identify early warning signs and risks associated with a patient’s prescription medications or other evolving dangerous medication situations.

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U.S. Healthcare Compliance Frameworks: A Guide for International Vendors

Compliancy Group

When unauthorized parties gain access to this information, identity theft, fraud, and diminished care often result. Prevent fraud: All parties must comply with laws that prevent fraud and misconduct, such as ordering necessary tests or treatments or billing for services not provided.

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CommonSpirit Health Facing Class Action Lawsuit over Ransomware Attack and Data Breach

HIPAA Journal

The attack forced the shutdown of its electronic medical record system and caused considerable disruption over several weeks, with the catholic health system having to cancel many appointments. Lawsuits often fail when they are based solely on an elevated risk of identity theft and fraud.

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LifeBridge Health Agrees to $9.5 Million Settlement to Resolve 2016 Data Breach Claims

HIPAA Journal

In March 2018, LifeBridge Health discovered a malware infection that provided unauthorized individuals with access to a server that hosted its electronic medical records, patient registration, and billing systems. The breach investigation determined the initial intrusion occurred 18 months previously in September 2016.