Cops: ER Employee Sold 760,000 Patient Records

The FBI has arrested a former employee of Florida Hospital Celebration, charging him with accessing 760,000 emergency department records over two years and selling them, WFTV in Orlando reports.

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Comments (2)
Posted by Darrin D | Wednesday, August 22 2012 at 2:30PM ET
This represents the flaw in HIPAA. Information is only as secure as the person accessing the data. How is it that an employee has access to the raw data? An employee should be able to input and view the data as per their job description. No one should have access to the raw data and no one should be able to download the data.

Are the chiropractors and attorneys going to be arrested? They should be for receiving stolen property and PHI.
Posted by Gary B | Wednesday, August 22 2012 at 1:29PM ET
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