15 of the biggest data breach settlements and HIPAA fines

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Many more data breach lawsuits are filed against healthcare organizations than organizations are actually found guilty, or opt to settle. However, when settlements over large breaches do occur, they can be hugely expensive for companies and health systems. Out of court settlements and incurred HIPAA fines serve as reminders of just how vulnerable patients' protected health information is in the age of cyberattacks.

Here are 15 of the most expensive breach settlements and HIPAA fines.

All HIPAA settlement information from HHS website.

1. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University (New York City)

2. Cignet Health (Temple Hills, Md.)

3. Stanford Hospital & Clinics (California)

5. CVS Pharmacy (Woonsocket, R.I.)

6. Alaska HHS (Anchorage)

7. Concentra Health Services (Addison, Texas)

8. WellPoint (Indianapolis)

9. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates

10. Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee (Memphis)

11. Affinity Health Plan (New York City)

12. Rite Aid (Camp Hill, Pa.)

13. General Hospital Corp./Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (Boston)

14. UCLA Health (Los Angeles)

15. Parkview (Ill.) Health System

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