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HHS wants photocopy machines examined as part of data security
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare organizations need to consider all kinds of digital devices, including photocopy machines, in examining their data security. That’s the takeaway from HHS‘ Office for Civil Rights announcement that Affinity, a managed-care plan serving the New York metropolitan area, will pay more than $1.2 million in a settlement agreement for a breach of personally identifiable health records under the privacy and security protections of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.