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Patients Sue Over Hospital Breach

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February 8, 2013

Twelve hospital patients affected by a breach at North Shore University Hospital are suing both the hospital and its parent company, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, HealthIT Security reports. The suit alleges the hospital was negligent, misrepresentative, breached its fiduciary duty and contract and violated HIPAA, the report states. Some of the 12 patients who’ve filed suit say they’ve had their identities stolen. The hospital says it has “taken aggressive steps to strengthen the security protocols we have in place to protect patient information.”
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