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FL: Hospital employee indicted for stealing patient information

Jacquettia L. Brown, and Tear Renee Barbary, both residents of Miami-Dade County have been indicted on offenses relating to the theft of patient profile records from Palmetto General Hospital to further a fraud scheme. The seven-count Indictment charges Brown and Barbary with conspiracy to commit access device fraud, in violation of Title 18, United...

AU: Stolen credit data published in blog

From The Australian: Victorian police are investigating a massive identity fraud involving the personal details of thousands of Australians that have been available on a blog site for more than a month. The data, discovered by The Australian, includes thousands of Visa, Mastercard and American Express numbers, including expiry dates, together with home addresses,...

Texas man sentenced in medical identity theft case

A Texas City man has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for stealing the identity of a Vietnam War veteran and using that identity to receive health care benefits, acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. Gerry Lynn McAfee, 52, pleaded guilty to the federal charges Feb. 24, 2009. McAfee received thousands...

FL: Hospital employee prosecuted under HIPAA

In a rare criminal prosecution under HIPAA, Jacquettia L. Brown and Tear Renee Barbary,  both residents of Miami-Dade County have been indicted on offenses relating to the theft of patient profile records from Palmetto General Hospital to further a fraud scheme.  Brown was an employee of the hospital. More details on the indictment can...

TN: State Wants Medical Records Database

Cara Kumari reports: Could an individual’s medical records hold the answers to some of the state’s serious health problems? “The purpose here is to build as broad a set of population health data as possible so that we can really improve quality of care and efficiency of care in Tennessee,” said Finance Commissioner Dave...