The HHS Office for Civil Rights is sanctioning Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Massachusetts for what it terms widespread non-compliance with HIPAA privacy and security rules.

As part of the settlement, Lahey has agreed to pay an $850,000 fine and adopt a robust corrective action plan. The sanction is the 28th time OCR has sanctioned a HIPAA-covered entity for non-compliance with privacy and/or security rules.

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