CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has refused to toss a lawsuit accusing an Illinois investigator of violating privacy rights of two patients by seizing their files from their psychotherapist.
Investigation: Edina hospital violated patient privacy
EDINA, Minn. (AP) — A federal investigation has found a suburban Twin Cities hospital violated the privacy rights of some patients by videotaping psychiatric evaluations in the emergency department without their knowledge.
The Medicare investigation focused on a woman who was taken to the ...
Cape Cod shark attack victim released from hospital
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts this month has been released from the hospital.
A spokesman for Tufts Medical Center in Boston said Monday that 61-year-old William Lytton was recently released.
He said the hospital couldn’t say when the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers in shaping protections ...
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches.
A doctor’s claim that three men took President Donald Trump’s medical records without a form authorizing their release in what he said felt like a “raid” has raised questions about whether this kind of action is legal.
Here are some questions and answers about what happened and the laws ...
PHOENIX (AP) — State health officials are instituting changes to a committee at the Arizona State Hospital to better protect patients’ privacy.
The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Friday that the Phoenix facility’s human rights committee would no longer have access to ...
SC teaching hospital fired 13 over patient privacy breaches
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina fired 13 employees in 2017 after determining that they misused patient records.
Michigan health care provider accused of fraud scheme
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan autism therapy provider has been accused of running a Medicaid fraud scheme and targeting poor and minority communities in Detroit.
Former employees of Centria Healthcare allege the business has engaged in billing fraud, violating patient privacy, forgery, ...
The Latest: Hospital shooting happened in ‘locked-down’ area
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a man in a Las Vegas hospital emergency room (all times local):
An official says the police shooting of a suspect in a last Vegas hospital happened in a “contained and locked-down” part of its emergency ...
APNewsBreak: Utah to obey order for DEA drug database search
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant, despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy.
The state disagrees with the ruling that found people can’t expect privacy in ...
US judge orders Utah to let federal DEA review drug database
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge is ordering Utah officials to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a state prescription-drug database without a warrant despite arguments about medical patient privacy.
U.S. District Judge David Nuffer on Thursday gave the Utah ...
Personal and medical information of more than 1,000 patients at the state-run Tewksbury Hospital, including Social Security numbers and diagnoses, were inappropriately accessed by a snooping former employee over the course of 14 years, according to the Department of Public Health.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed three bills into law aimed at combating Rhode Island’s opioid epidemic.
The legislation allows law enforcement access to an electronic database of prescription painkillers without a warrant; requires health care professionals to discuss ...
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — The emergency room at St. Alexius Devils Lake Hospital is so outdated, that staff sometimes struggles to comply with federal requirements for patient privacy, according to a radiologist.
The ER, built in 1974, is in dire need of an upgrade, both in space and ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials say two dozen people in Washington state have died from the flu so far this season, and the number is likely to climb.
The Washington Department of Health says the victims have been older people — two were over 50, and the rest were over 65, with several ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Documents show a western Pennsylvania hospital system has asked the maker of the addictive cellphone game “Pokemon Go” to remove its facilities from the app out of safety, patient privacy and computer security concerns.
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