The process of holding someone accountability for leaking Jason Pierre-Paul’s private medical information has commenced.
Via WPTZ-TV, Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya addressed the situation in a statement released Wednesday, vowing to get to the bottom of it.
“Late Wednesday, media reports surfaced purportedly showing a Jackson Memorial Hospital patient’s protected health information, suggesting it was leaked by an employee,” Migoya said. “An aggressive internal investigation looking into these allegations is underway. If these allegations prove to be true, I know the entire Jackson family will share my anguish.
“If we confirm Jackson employees or physicians violated a patient’s legal right to privacy, they will be held accountable, up to and including possible termination.”
Regardless of whatever Migoya does to whoever leaked the information, his organization faces potentially significant civil liability and potential administrative/criminal liability under the HIPAA laws, not just to Pierre-Paul but to the other person (identified only by initials) whose medical information was published by ESPN.