AG James takes action against New York-Presbyterian Hospital over patient data breach
New York Attorney General Letitia James has taken significant steps against New York-Presbyterian Hospital for its failure to safeguard patient data.
Her office announced the successful acquisition of $300,000 from the hospital due to the disclosure of health information belonging to website visitors. An investigation discovered that advertising tools on the hospital's website tracked individuals seeking doctors or scheduling appointments, violating the federal law, HIPAA.
As part of the settlement, New York-Presbyterian Hospital is required to implement policy changes, ensure secure deletion of protected health information, and uphold heightened privacy standards across its platforms.