Tuesday, November 18, 2014

$1.44M HIPAA award upheld after Walgreen pharmacist shared patient data

The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a $1.4 million verdict against Walgreen Co. and one of its pharmacists who shared confidential medical information about a client that had once dated her husband.


The order is the first published appellate court decision in the nation in which a health-care provider has been held liable for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act committed by an employee, according to Indianapolis attorney Neal F. Eggeson Jr., who represented the victim.


MIAOULIS NOTE: This is a must read for everyone involved with patient information.  It clearly shows the implications of breaching an individuals information.

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