Tag Archives: medical records

Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Privacy Concerns Unfounded for State Health Exchange

Maryland’s new health insurance exchange, opened as required under the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, has raised some privacy issues over how health information will be shared.   Public Information? The Maryland Health Connection (MHC) reportedly alerts people who sign up that while it will not sell their personal information and that it can only be used for the exchange’s purposes, an exception exists for “law enforcement and audit activities,” according to the Baltimore Sun. Despite assurances from the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Class Actions by Aaron Kase  
Advocate Medical Sued for Breach of Patient Records

An Illinois health care nonprofit is facing a class action lawsuit for failing to adequately safeguard the personal medical information of its patients. The suit was filed against Advocate Medical Group on behalf of Pierre Petrich and her daughter in Cook County Court last week, stemming from a July computer theft from the company’s office. The theft may have compromised the records of 4 million patients going as far back as the early ’90s, giving the burglars access to personal information …

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Posted 4 years ago in Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Walgreens Sued for Sharing Patient’s Private Medical Info

A jury ordered Walgreen Co. to pay $1.44 million to an Indiana woman after one of its pharmacists illegally accessed and shared her medical information. But according to conventional legal wisdom, that lawsuit should never have made it to trial. The suit was filed in response to a privacy breach committed by Walgreens pharmacist Audra Peterson, whose husband was the ex-boyfriend of Abigail Hinchy, a customer at the pharmacy. Peterson suspected Hinchy of giving her husband a sexually transmitted disease, …

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