Why a Furniture Maker Had to Report a Health Data Breach

April 18, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

Sometimes, even a furniture manufacturer must report a health data breach to comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.

Asheboro, N.C.-based Klaussner Furniture Industries says that in February it discovered a data security incident that exposed certain health data of current and former employees, as well as some of their dependents.

The incident is listed on the Department of Health and Human Services' HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website as a "hacking/IT incident" affecting about 9,300 individuals and involving a network server. It's listed on the so-called "wall of shame" as being reported by "Klaussner Furniture Industries, Inc. Employee Benefits Plan through its sponsor, Klaussner Furniture Industries, Inc."

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