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Former hospital employee faces sentence for HIPAA violations

HIM-HIPAA Insider, July 21, 2014

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A former East Texas hospital employee faces up to 10 years in prison for HIPAA violations, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

 
Joshua Hippler, 30, formerly of Longview, Texas, faces charges for wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information. Hippler is accused of obtaining PHI with the intent to use it for personal gain while employed at an East Texas hospital from December 1, 2012, through January 14, 2013. A grand jury recently indicted Hippler, according to the press release.
 
This article originally appeared on HCPro’s HIPAA Update blog. Stay up to date on all things HIPAA by signing up for e-mail updates from this blog.



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