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Alisa Chestler Provides Insight on HIPAA Violations in Healthcare Risk Management

Two prominent New York organizations have agreed to pay $4.8 million to settle charges stemming from a data breach, and they take the dubious honor of the largest settlement ever for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. In this Healthcare Risk Management article, Alisa Chestler notes that the incident and large settlement figure illustrate the risk that health care providers take on when working on data-driven projects with another provider.

"You have two entities here that were collaborating to do really good work, but even the most minute details of how you create, receive, transmit, or maintain information needs to be understood." Ms. Chestler says.

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Source: Healthcare Risk Management, published by AHC Media, Atlanta. Phone: (800) 688-2421. Email:

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