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Atlanta Children’s Hospital Fires and Files Suit Against Executive

According to a recent report,  an award-winning Atlanta children’s hospital recently fired and filed suit on one of its former top executives for allegedly stealing hospital data. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta filed a complaint in Atlanta federal court on Oct. 25 against Sharon McCray, who was its corporate audit adviser, claiming she stole a considerable …

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Google – A HIPAA Compliant Business Associate?

Last month, Google announced that they will sign a HIPAA Business associate agreement (BAA) with organizations who are using their Google Apps services: Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Google Apps Vault. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a set of laws requiring secure access to identifiable healthcare information. All organizations must comply in protecting …

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