Doctor and Two Former Hospital Employees Plead Guilty to HIPAA Violations

Dr. Holland, Medical Director of Select Specialty Hospital, located on the 6th floor of the St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center ( SVIMC ), admitted that after watching news reports on television, he logged on to the SVIMC patient records from his computer at home and accessed a patient’s files to determine if the news reports were accurate. He stated he then logged off the computer admitting that it was inappropriate for him to be looking at the file. He admitted he accessed the file because he was curious. Dr. Holland stated that he had had HIPAA training and that he understood he was violating HIPAA when he accessed the file. SVIMC suspended Dr. Holland’s privileges for two weeks and required him to complete on-line HIPAA training.

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