Hundreds of Patient Files Found in NY Trash Causing HIPAA Violation

NBC New York I-Team found multiple boxes containing patient records in the trash outside of an Upper East side office building. The patient files were found on the curb outside the office of two gastroenterologists. The files included patient names, medical diagnoses, Social Security numbers, and colonoscopy photos. The careless discarding of patient files is a major HIPAA violation. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability [...]