In New Jersey, the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs has permanently banned and fined health care transcription vendor ATA Consulting, Health Data Management reports. Following a data breach that exposed 1,654 patient records at Virtua Medical Group, ATA Consulting is banned from owning or managing a business in the state. The company was found responsible for the data breach after a misconfiguration on the server exposed protected health information. After regulators learned Virtua Medical Group failed to conduct a risk analysis following the breach and also failed to implement security measures to reduce the risk, the health care organization was fined more than $417,000 and agreed to improve its data security practices.
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