HIPAA Violations In The Social Media Spotlight

Friday, July 10, 2015

HIPAA Violations and Social Media

HIPAA violations became the buzz of social media in the wake of ESPN reporter Adam Schefter posting an image of NY Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s medical chart on Wednesday (July 8, 2015). The case garnered immediate attention because of the sensational nature of the event; a fireworks accident involving an NFL player resulted in injuries to his hand severe enough to require amputation of his right index finger.
Objections, and questions, were immediately raised about the ethics and legality of publishing an individual’s medical record. More...