A married couple — both doctors who shared a medical practice — almost divorced over a HIPAA breach that blindsided them when a patient called to say that her medical records appeared in a Google search and she was filing a lawsuit.
The orthopedist of a small practice didn’t want to fund the cost of an IT service provider to make sure his network was secure. Instead the doctor hired his cousin who earned his IT stripes fixing performance problems on his own laptop. Unfortunately, the family member never updated the practice’s malware software and patient data ended up on a rogue server. Now it’s being held for ransom.
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