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CMS Investigates Fairview Southdale Hospital for Videotaping Patients Without Knowledge or Consent

The HHS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) investigated Fairview Southdale Hospital, which is located in Edina, MN, because of a supposed patient privacy violation. It was found out that during the psychiatric evaluations […]

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Massachusetts Gynecologist Charged With Criminal HIPAA Violation and Obstruction of Investigation

The Department of Justice (DOJ) does not pursue many criminal penalties for HIPAA violations. But in cases of serious patient privacy violation, such as when the protected health information (PHI) is impermissibly disclosed with malicious […]

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CPLSE-Owned Laptop with Unencrypted PHI Stolen

The protected health information of some patients and payment guarantors were compromised because the unencrypted laptop computer that Clinical Pathology Laboratories Southeast Inc (CPLSE) issued to an employee was stolen. CPLSE took immediate action so […]

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Kansas Attorney General Fined Pearlie Mae’s Compassion and Care LLC for Violating Wayne Owen Act

The Kansas Attorney General fined Pearlie Mae’s Compassion and Care LLC in Topeka, Kansas together with its owners for its failure to protect patient and employee records. The civil monetary penalty amounted to $8,750. According […]