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The Difference Between Compliance and Ethic (Dr. Heather Mark’s Blog) July 10, 2015

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“HIPAA does not apply to news organizations” – ESPN Statement

Last night, a news story broke that combined two of my favorite things; compliance and American football.  This is a rare occurrence, indeed.  It seems that Jason Pierre Paul was celebrating the 4th of July, when he had a fireworks mishap, resulting in a major injury to his hands.  As a football player that had recently been franchise-tagged, this is major news.  Understandably, the sports reporters were anxious to get the story, as JPP, as he’s called, hadn’t yet signed his $14.8M dollar contract.  One reporter, though, went so far as to tweet a copy of the player’s medical record, as proof of the procedure.As you can imagine, compliance professionals immediately hopped on this broadcast of Protected Health Information (PHI).  This is an unscrupulous invasion of privacy, but does the tweet constitute a HIPAA breach? READ MORE.

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