Hospital Employees Fired for Celebrity Snooping

You’ve heard the saying “curiosity killed the cat,” well in the case of dozens of hospital employees, curiosity may have killed their careers. Earlier this month, Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital fired dozens of employees who allegedly accessed the medical records of actor Jussie Smollett without authorization, according to numerous published reports. The Empire actor was […]

How an Innocent Social Media Post Can Turn Into a HIPAA Violation

A Texas nurse recently learned that you don’t have to identify a patient by name to violate Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules. According to a number of published reports, the unidentified woman, who worked as an ICU/ER  nurse, was fired from her job with Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston after posting about […]

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