Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Physician Sanctioned for Sharing Patient Data with Wife

This is an update on the January 2014 blog noting a physician had improperly shared information about 2,500 patients with his wife over a three year period.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and their agency the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), investigated the breaches and issued a report.

"The covered entity (CE)...reported that a CE-employed physician disclosed electronic protected health information (ePHI) to his wife without authorization." - HHS Summary
The HHS summary notes that the hospital sanctioned the physician and implemented new security policies and procedures. Proactive privacy breach detection can be accomplished with low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Update on Coulee Medical Center Breach - www.PHIprivacy.net, 11/19/2014

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