The physician said he accessed and copied the patient information from multiple offices where he worked because he was planning to start a competing medical practice, according to District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office. DA Rice is calling for a change in state law to permit tougher charges in such cases. And a privacy attorney says federal charges for HIPAA violations might be appropriate in the case.
"Physicians are regularly entrusted with the health and well-being of their patients, so the abuse of trust in this case is particularly outrageous." - District Attorney, Nassau County, NYIt is unclear why the data thefts went on for four months. Healthcare organizations can proactively detect identity thefts and data breaches with low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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(a) Radiologist Arrested in Breach Case - www.HealthcareInfoSecurity.com, 12/08/2014