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W. Pa. man sentenced for privacy law violation

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Paul C. Pepala of Monroeville disclosed the names and social security numbers of patients at Shadyside Hospital. Other people then used that information to file false tax returns that sought refunds.

via W. Pa. man sentenced for privacy law violation – Timesonline.com: State:.

TRICARE, the U.S. military health program, has reported a massive breach affecting protected health information for 4.9 million patients

TRICARE, the U.S. military health program, has reported a massive breach affecting protected health information for 4.9 million patients in 10 states treated in San Antonio military facilities between 1992 and Sept. 7, 2011.

via TRICARE, the U.S. military health program, has reported a massive breach affecting protected health information for 4.9 million patients.

Learn how to construct a bar graph and violate HIPAA at the same time

The spreadsheet ended up on a website called Student of Fortune, which allows students to hire people to help them with their homework. It was first posted to the site on Sept. 9, 2010, as an attachment to a question about how to construct a bar graph

via Breach of info for 20K patients at Stanford underscores gaps in business associate security – FierceHealthIT.

Providence police, hospitals at odds in medical privacy debate #HIPAA

A judge in a murder trial in June wanted to see the medical records of a woman whose husband was charged with killing her.

Rhode Island Hospital’s records department rejected the court order –– and answered the subsequent subpoena by saying the law allowed 20 days to respond.

via Providence police, hospitals at odds in medical privacy debate | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal.