FL: Melbourne back surgeon ordered to pay Health First $61K

There’s a follow-up to a breach previously noted in 2009.

Chuck McClung reports;

Dr. Richard Hynes, the Melbourne back surgeon who has been locked in a protracted antitrust battle with Health First, lost a recent legal skirmish with the provider over pilfered emails.

An Orlando district judge ruled Nov. 3 that Hynes violated two federal privacy laws and breached a confidentiality agreement with Health First when he gained access to the email account of another physician. The breach occurred at Holmes Regional Medical Center in 2009, when Hynes was chief of staff of the Melbourne hospital.

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