[ Friday, September 21, 2007 ]


Texas Health Resources: a local Dallas nonprofit hospital group has sent out letters to about 8,000 patients noting that a temp worker in its billing office stole credit card information of a patient and misused it. The system acted fast, fired the worker, and brought in the police, who have arrested her. Innocent until proven guilty is the legal standard for how the law will treat that worker, but THR definitely did the right thing with a quick firing, followed by throwing the book at her. As you all know, I'm a big fan of the "object lesson" in dealing with employees who breach HIPAA intentionally.

Jeff [9:33 AM]

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