A 2009 incident involving the dumping of 71 boxes of medical records will cost an Indiana-based health system, Parkview Health System, Inc. (“Parkview”), $800,000 for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). HIPAA requires health care providers and other health care entities, called “Covered Entities,” to safeguard individuals’ protected health information (“PHI”). In a press release issued June 23, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced the resolution agreement as well as a corrective action plan entered into with Parkview to settle the allegations.

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