VIDEO: Lessons Learned from A HIPAA Violation and An Infant Abduction

Today’s round up summarizes news stories from hospitals this week.

Campus Safety’s put plenty of content up for school districts and universities this week, but today Zach talks about some hospital events that came up recently.

We’ll start with New York Presbyterian Hospital’s settlement with the Office for Civil Rights for $2.2 million. The payment is the result of a decision by the hospital to allow ABC film crews to shoot video of patients without their consent.

Although hospital officials say they were just trying to show the daily challenges of medical care, the OCR saw it as a HIPAA violation. A lawsuit has also been filed by the family of a patient in that incident.

In other hospital news, a woman was charged after allegedly stealing a newborn baby from a hospital in Louisiana. The suspect reportedly fled with the 3-day-old baby when the mother got up to use the bathroom. Luckily, hospital security officers were able to use surveillance footage to track down the suspect, and the baby was returned unharmed the following day.

If either of these stories have you nervous about your own institution, you can check out the tags and related stories on article pages to get more information on specific topics. Campus Safety’s got you covered with infant security best practices and HIPAA compliance advice.

So check out those stories and all the news coverage on for the latest news in the school and hospital security field.

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