Friday, September 16, 2011

Jail Time for Physician's HIPAA Violation Highlights Need to Redouble

A visiting cardiothoracic surgeon from China, working as a researcher at UCLA School of Medicine, became the first person sentenced to prison for unauthorized access to medical records in violation of HIPAA.

The jailing of the Chinese researcher highlights the fact that providers and employers no longer can be complacent about HIPAA compliance.
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