Dental software provider Henry Schein Practice Solutions has agreed to settle with the U.S Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges it misled customers on the level of encryption its software provided to protect sensitive patient data.

According to the FTC, Schein allegedly falsely claimed its Dentrix G5 software used industry-standard encryption and ensured that users of the product would protect patient data in line with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

As part of the settlement, Schein has agreed to pay $250,000, will be prohibited from making such false claims about its data security, and will notify all customers who purchased the software in question.

Source:  Cyber Security Intelligence