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Oregon Health System Pays $2.7M Over Data Breaches

Publisher: Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report
July 20, 2016

Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Oregon Health System Pays $2.7M Over Data Breaches," in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report. In the article, Fader discusses the recent $2.7 million settlement an Oregon health system reached with the federal government over two data breaches from 2013. One of the breaches involved a cloud-based document storage service maintained by Google, and is likely the first HIPAA settlement to involve a cloud vendor. Fader says that many providers, "especially smaller ones, are routinely using [cloud storage vendors] without recognizing that HIPAA requires them to have business associate agreements with the vendors." Although some covered entities might believe they don't need business associate agreements if they can't get Google, Amazon and other large technology companies to enter into them, there's no such thing as "too big to comply," Fader added.


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