Adventist Beats Patient's Medical Records Breach Suit

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday tossed a proposed class action accusing Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Inc. of failing to prevent emergency room workers from selling access to its medical records database, saying he has no jurisdiction over the case.

Former Adventist patient Richard Faircloth alleges the company, which operates as Florida Hospital in 22 locations throughout the state, violated its implied agreement with patients to protect their sensitive information and hasn't implemented procedures mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to ensure the safety...
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