Monday, June 25, 2012

Fine in Marketing-Related Breach - HealthcareInfoSecurity

A radiologist formerly affiliated with a Connecticut hospital has agreed to pay a $20,000 civil fine as part of a settlement with the state's medical examining board for inappropriately accessing patient information to use in marketing his services (see: Breach Motivated by Marketing).

Gerald Micalizzi of Bridgeport, Conn., formerly affiliated with Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn, agreed to pay the penalty and have his license put on probation for six months, during which time he needs to "successfully complete coursework in physician ethics, patient confidentiality and HIPAA compliance," according to the June 19 consent order issued by the state of Connecticut Dept. of Public Health.


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