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Former East Texas hospital employee sentenced for criminal violation of HIPAA

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Feb 192015
 

In March 2014, Joshua Hippler was indicted for criminal violations of HIPAA. He pleaded guilty on August 28, and on Tuesday, he was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. According to information presented in court, from December 2012 through January 2013, Hippler was an employee of a covered entity […]

Update: Former Parkland Hospital Employee Admits Stealing Patient Information To Market His Home Health Agency In Garland, Texas

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Nov 262014
 

A former employee at Parkland Hospital in Dallas appeared in federal court yesterday and pleaded guilty, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Renée Harris Toliver, to a federal felony offense stemming from his theft of patient information from the hospital, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña. Viju Mathew, 49, of Garland, Texas, pleaded […]

University of Florida and Texas HHSC notify Texas WIN Project Medicaid patients of breach

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Sep 292014
 

The University of Florida and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) are partners for the Texas Wellness Incentives and Navigation (WIN) Project for Medicaid patients. In a newly disclosed breach, the University of Florida, acting as a partner of the HHSC, sent letters to Houston area physicians requesting […]

Medical Records For Sale in Underground Stolen From Texas Life Insurance Firm

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Sep 182014
 

Brian Krebs reports: How much are your medical records worth in the cybercrime underground? This week, KrebsOnSecurity discovered medical records being sold in bulk for as little as $6.40 apiece. The digital documents, several of which were obtained by sources working with this publication, were apparently stolen from a Texas-based life […]