Puerto Rico Imposes Massive Fine for Insurer’s Data Breach

HITECH EHR Incentive Program PaymentsThe Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration has fined Triple-S Salud Inc. (TSS) $6.8 million for failure to safeguard Medicare beneficiary numbers. This far exceeds any fine imposed by or settlement reached by the United States Office of Civil Rights to date for HIPAA data breaches. How did the fine reach such a staggering amount? What lessons can be learned? Continue reading