LifeSpan Health System Hit With $1 Million HIPAA Fine

Hefty Penalty After Theft of Unencrypted Laptop
Federal regulators have slapped the Rhode Island-based health system LifeSpan with a $1 million HIPAA settlement tied to a 2017 data breach involving the theft of an unencrypted laptop that potentially exposed the data of 20,000 individuals. It’s the largest HIPAA enforcement action so far this year.

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