The Baltimore founded Johns Hopkins Fitness System has settled to pay about 190 million dollars municipal action claim arising from the HIPAA destructions triggered by its famous major doctors. The defrayal was the consequence of serious HIPAA Confidentiality Rule defilement instigated by a well-known obstetrician plus gynecologist who used an unseen camera to capture photographs and tapes of the patients while steering inspections.
The physician had a device which looks like a pen to take one hundred and forty illicit images and about 1,200 tapes of the patients, conferring to the discoveries of an inquiry into professional misbehavior. The M.D, Dr. Nikita had functioned for the infirmary for almost two eras, but in initial 2013 alternative hospital employee warned management about that device which Levy was observed with around his neckline during patient inspections. Though the camera had the look of a normal pen, the fellow of staff supposed that the pen was actually a camera.
The problem was highlighted by the infirmary’s Information Safety Department and Dr. Levy was questioned in his workplace by safety staff. They observed a large number of instruments which they assumed to be secret cameras. The staff asked the doctor to submit all of such devices and he surrender at the end.
An examination into the problem was thrown, but after one week of this investigation, the doctor committed suicide. Ruling administration was involved in this case and conducted a quest of the doctor’s home and establish a large of pictures and tapes of the female bodies of the patient.
The images were found on numerous computers in the doctor’s home, though rendering to a representative from Johns Hopkins center, “Thankfully, law implementation found no sign that any pictures were ever public.” Under HIPAA guidelines, personally identifiable substances, including physical proceedings, electronic medical archives and individual identifiers are categorized as PHI that includes photos.
These are confidential and PHI. If any of the patients can be recognized from the pictures. It can be discussed that the images and videos of the patients are made in such a way that it does not reveal the identity of any person in particular. But still, it is the violation of the laws of privacy of an individual.