Your medical files may be at risk

Patricia Kime reports:

After veteran Aaron Alexis shot and killed a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard last September, the Air Force noted a spike in the number of personnel dipping into his electronic medical file.

The snooping — illegal under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA — was so pervasive that it prompted Air Force Medical Operations Agency Director Brig. Gen. Sean Murphy to issue an Air Force medical command reminder of policy and law.

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