[ Sunday, July 14, 2013 ]


Cedars-Sinai Hospital Fires Workers Suspected in Privacy Breaches: Seriously, I was not trolling for Kardashian news, just a happy coincidence of HIPAA and TMZ.  LA hospitals obviously have more issues with "snooping," since there's more to snoop.  It's a good idea for any health provider who has patients with public personae (not only celebrities, but politicians or sports stars) to keep an open eye for snooping, but keep in mind that most snooping involves friends and family members, and much is good-intentioned.  Still, good intent is not a defense for a HIPAA violation.

UPDATE: a little more info from the LA Times.  Not sure how the hospital fired employees that weren't its own, but whatever. 

Jeff [10:32 AM]

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