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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to pay $2.2 million for ‘egregious disclosure’ of PHI in HIPAA violation

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights have agreed to a $2.2 million settlement in a case that stems back to filming of the TV series “NY Med,” which premiered in July 2012 and featured Mehmet Oz, MD, a surgeon at the hospital and popular talk show host.

In announcing the settlement, OCR called the incident in which two patients’ protected health information was revealed to film crews and staff without first obtaining authorization from the patients, “an egregious disclosure.”

OCR found that NYP allowed the ABC crew to film someone who was dying and another person in significant distress, even after a medical professional urged the crew to stop.

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