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Blog Post
3/27/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
A class action suit on behalf of as many as 168,500 patients of Los Angeles County medical facilities has been been filed against Sutherland Healthcare Solutions because of a breach their medical records. Sutherland handles billing and collections for the county's Department of Health Services and the county's Department of Public Health...
News Release
7/20/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog warned today that an attempt to “harmonize” California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act could weaken privacy protections for patients. The CMIA provides stronger privacy protections than HIPAA. In...
News Story
7/2/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, CA – California state officials could be poised to weaken a privacy law pertaining to patient medical records. This despite the fact that the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, which gives patients the right to take legal action against a healthcare provider for medical records released without permission, carries...
News Story
12/30/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
HIPAA: Providence Holy Cross will probe claim as hospitals eye policy shift. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center officials are investigating an employee who allegedly posted a patient's medical information on his Facebook page, apparently to make fun of the woman and her medical condition. According to a printout of the Facebook page...