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The Queens, NY, district attorney (DA) recently charged two employees at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with illegally accessing emergency room patients’ personal information and selling it to purveyors of outpatient services, InformationWeek reports. Defendants Maritza Amador and Dache Prawl were registrars at the hospital when they allegedly accessed the data, including Social Security numbers. “These defendants are accused of blatantly violating their HIPAA obligations and illegally trolling through confidential patient records. Their alleged actions led to patients who were seeking treatment for injuries unwittingly being victimized again with the illegal release of their personal information and medical records," said DA Richard Brown.
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