The HHS Office for Civil Rights has levied a $750,000 fine on Cancer Care Group, P.C., an Indianapolis-based oncology radiation practice serving hospitals and clinics, for substantial violations of the HIPAA security and privacy rules, OCR, which enforces HIPAA, has announced.

The practice also has agreed to complete an OCR-imposed corrective action plan. Cancer Care Group in August 2012 notified OCR that back-up media containing electronic protected health information on 55,000 current and former patients, as well as a laptop computer that did not contain ePHI, were stolen from an employee’s car after being left in the passenger seat. Compromised information included names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, insurance information and clinical information, according to an OCR statement. The type of back-up media stolen was not immediately available from OCR.

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