St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center has been sanctioned by federal agencies after the New York provider faxed extremely sensitive protected health information on two patients to their employers on two occasions during 2014.
The faxes were to have gone to the patients instead. Because of the release of their health information, St. Luke’s, part of Mount Sinai Health System, has paid a $387,200 fine to the HHS Office for Civil Rights to settle violations of the HIPAA privacy rule. In addition, the hospital has entered into a three-year corrective action plan.
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