This unauthorized sharing of patient information is a violation of federal HIPAA privacy laws, even though Social Security numbers, financial, or other medical information was not included.
"An employee at a Knoxville urology practice released names and addresses of more then 1,100 patients to a competing medical provider." - Insurance News NetThe breach of patient data, which occurred during 2013 and 2014, was not discovered by the medical practice until patients calling about receiving solicitation letters from a competing provider.
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Download a white paper on patient privacy breach detection. Learn how to proactively identify unauthorized breaches of patient data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.Sources:
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