Mi­ami hos­pi­tal probes leak of NFL player’s med­i­cal record

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS -

A Mi­ami hos­pi­tal has an­nounced it will in­ves­ti­gate the pos­si­ble leak of a Na­tional Football League player’s med­i­cal record af­ter it was tweeted out by an ESPN an­chor.

ESPN “NFL In­sid­ers” host Adam Schefter last week tweeted a photo of what ap­peared to be part of New York Giants de­fen­sive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s med­i­cal record, which noted he had his right in­dex fin­ger am­pu­tated. It was re­ported he was in­jured in a fire­works ac­ci­dent over the July 4th week­end.

The record did not say where the pro­ce­dure was per­formed, though some media out­lets al­leged that the record had been leaked by an em­ployee of Mi­ami-based Jack­son Health Sys­tem af­ter the pro­ce­dure was per­formed at Jack­son Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal. The health sys­tem tweeted an open let­ter from CEO Car­los Migoya last week stat­ing that Jack­son Health has ini­ti­ated an “ag­gres­sive in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion” into the al­le­ga­tions.

Dis­clo­sure of pro­tected health in­for­ma­tion would con­sti­tute a vi­o­la­tion of the Health In­sur­ance Porta­bil­ity and Ac­count­abil­ity Act, a fed­eral pa­tient pri­vacy law to which the sys­tem and its em­ploy­ees are sub­ject.

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