HIPAA Violations: UPMC Employee Criminally Indicted

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has indicted a former employee at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for allegedly stealing patient data in the first HIPAA-related prosecution in the Western District of Pennsylvania, federal prosecutors say.

Paul C. Pepala, 34, of Monroeville, PA, faces 14 counts related to the alleged disclosure of patients’ data for personal gain in February 2008, when he was an employee at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. The indictment lists Pepala as the sole defendant.

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