FL hospital employee sells medical records to personal injury attourney

Just when you thought you'd heard about every possible way to misuse medical information, here's another one for your personal library of true health information crimes.

In this case, according to the FBI, an ultrasound technician at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital sold medical records to a second party, who then sold those records to a personal-injury attorney. The lawyer used the records to find clients, and shared any money he earned with the middleman.

The ultrasound tech pleaded guilty to wrongful disclosure of healthcare information and not surprising, was canned by Jackson Memorial. The purported medical records broker in the middle has been arrested, and the lawyer is being investigated. Jackson, of course, has gone on the record stating that it won't put up with such behavior.

To learn more about the case:
- read this Wall Street Journal Health Blog entry

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