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Minnesota A.G. Files Lawsuit Against “Infused” Business Associate for Loss of Patient Data Stored on Laptop; Use of Patient Data Without Full Disclosure

In perhaps the first widely publicized action taken against a “business associate” (as defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and privacy and security regulations thereunder), the Minnesota Attorney General (AG) on January 19 filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against Accretive Health, Inc., for alleged violations of HIPAA, as well … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Finds Vermont Data Mining Law Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court released its decision today in Sorrell v. IMS Health Care, Inc., a case concerning the constitutionality of a Vermont statute that prohibited pharmacies from selling or disclosing prescriber-identifying information taken from prescriptions for marketing purposes.  The challenge to the statute was made by data mining companies.  The Supreme Court stated that … Continue Reading