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Hospital workers axed for JPP breach

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Friday, February 5, 2016, 11:34 PM

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul injures hand in Fourth of July fireworks accident.Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports

When ESPN’s Adam Schefter published Jason Pierre Paul’s medical records in a story last summer, it set off an ethical and legal debate.

On Friday, the world found out where Schefter may have acquired this information.

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Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where Pierre-Paul was treated after nearly blowing off his right hand in a fireworks accident on July 4, has fired two people for accessing the Giant’s medical records during that time.

In a statement, the hospital said: “During the investigation of a breach that occurred in July 2015, Jackson Health System became a party to related litigation. It is our policy that we do not comment during pending litigation. That litigation has now been settled. As part of our investigation into the breach, it was discovered that two employees inappropriately accessed the patient’s health record. That finding resulted in the termination of both employees. Protecting the privacy of our patients is a top priority at Jackson Health System. Any time we have allegations of a breach, we immediately and thoroughly investigate.”


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