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.
“As part of its security precautions, a law firm employee would take the hard drive home nightly in order to protect it from fires, floods or other disasters.”
The storage device held a complete back-up copy of the firm’s data, including medical records related to the stent malpractice claims, along with patient names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers and insurance information.
Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, a firm that offers surgical and cosmetic skin care from offices in Marlborough, Westford, Concord and Wolfeboro, N.H., lost more than 2,000 patient records last month when a computer flash drive was stolen from an employees car
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.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Leon Rodriguez as the director of the Office for Civil Rights. Among other duties, OCR enforces the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules.
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
A Niagara Falls, Ontario man is facing charged he lied to government authorities and violated HIPAA laws by dumping medical records into a dumpster behind the Erie County Auto Bureau Office in Cheektowaga
“I don’t know what HIPAA stands for, but I believe in it and I practice it,” Manning said, joking, referring to the federal law protecting medical privacy. “So, uh, I’ll leave it at that.”
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.