Exec To Be Honored At Children’s Specialized Hospital Benefit; Aetna Insurance Sanctioned For Privacy Breaches

Source: NJbiz.com
Amy Mansue, president of Southern Region of RWJBarnabas Health and former president of Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, will be the recipient of the Distinguished Individual honor at the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation’s 31st annual Umbrella Gala on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.
In a prepared statement, Philip Salerno III, president and chief development officer of the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, states: “The work Amy has done on behalf of Children’s Specialized Hospital is inspirational and extraordinary. I have worked with her for many years and seen first-hand the deep dedication she has to improving the lives of our patients. I am thrilled to honor her at the gala this year.”
The proceeds from this year’s Umbrella Gala will benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Center for Discovery, Innovation and Development.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced New Jersey has entered into a settlement agreement with Aetna Inc. to resolve allegations the company improperly disclosed protected health information of thousands of Americans, including hundreds of New Jersey residents.
The settlement is the result of a multistate investigation focused on two separate privacy breaches by Aetna that occurred in 2017 — one involving a mailing that potentially revealed information about addressees’ HIV/AIDS status; and the other concerning a mailing that potentially revealed individuals’ involvement in a study of patients with atrial fibrillation.
Under the terms of the settlement, Aetna will put in place policy, protocol and training reforms designed to safeguard individuals’ protected health information and ensure the confidentiality of mailings containing that information. The company also will hire an independent consultant to evaluate and report on its privacy protection practices and monitor its compliance with the settlement’s injunctive terms.
Additionally, Aetna will pay a civil penalty of $365,211.59 to New Jersey.

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