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Feds investigating exposure of patient data at Cook County Health and Hospitals System

The federal government is investigating a security lapse that exposed the personal information of more than 700 patients at Cook County Health and Hospitals System this year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has ... read more

The cost of malpractice cases at Chicago's two public hospitals: $160 million—and counting

The Myers case is one of 41 that the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, which operates Stroger, settled with patients and relatives from 2012 through last September, according to data obtained ... and advises the federal government. read more

Health records lost, stolen or revealed online

Since fall 2009, more than 400 large health care breaches affecting at least 500 people and more than 50,000 smaller breaches have been reported to the federal ... medical lab, a radiologist practice, a hospice and the Cook County Health and Hospitals ... read more

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Tate declined to provide details on the two people who died, citing patient confidentiality. State and federal officials are ... said they were assisting the L.A. County Department of Public Health in its investigation of the UCLA infections. read more

Judge rejects plea deal for former St. Clair County judge in drug case

EAST ST. LOUIS • A federal judge refused Wednesday to accept terms of a plea agreement that would have sent former St. Clair County judge Michael ... public confidence in the judicial system. Cook resigned after exposure of a drug scandal that cost ... read more

Texas County gets tough with medical child abusers

But Coffman said different institutions, even hospitals in the same city, can’t share records because of federal privacy laws established in the Health Insurance ... it to trial in Tarrant County. In the Cook Children’s system alone, the girl visited ... read more

Public never told, but investigators suspected Flint River tie to Legionnaires' in 2014

County health investigators reported they ran into a wall of resistance from the city water officials as they attempted to gather information about possible sources of contamination in Flint's water system ... exposure on Flint residents and requested ... read more

Tarrant County gets tough with medical child abusers

But Coffman said different institutions, even hospitals in the same city, can’t share records because of federal privacy laws established in the Health Insurance ... make it to trial in Tarrant County. In the Cook Children’s system alone, the girl ... read more


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