One Stolen Thumb Drive Costs Dermatology Practice $150K
One stolen thumb drive with the electronic protected health information of approximately 2,200 individuals has cost a dermatology practice $150,000 following a settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Source and for more details: The Healthcare Innovation Group
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