Hospitals Fined $1 Million After TV Crews Film Patients

September 20, 2018 Mayuri Kumar
HIPAA privacy violations can come in many forms. Case in point: Federal regulators have smacked three Boston hospitals with settlements totaling nearly $1 million for allowing crews for the documentary TV show "Save My Life: Boston Trauma" to film on their premises in 2014 and 2015 without obtaining authorization from patients.
 
The cases at the center of the Department of Health and Human Services' settlements with Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's hospitals - both owned by Partners Healthcare - and Boston Medical Center are similar to another case in 2016.
 

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