A federal judge denied electronic health-record system vendor MeridianEMR's request for a preliminary injunction in connection with the alleged attempted theft of confidential data by another EHR vendor.
Judge denies MeridianEMR request for preliminary injunction
MeridianEMR, in a lawsuit filed in mid-June in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, alleges that a customer, the Shappley Clinic, and a competitor, Intuitive Medical Software, accessed encrypted and proprietary MeridianEMR data after hacking into a disaster-recovery account, according to an amended complaint.
Federal Judge William Martini said late that last week no preliminary injunction was needed because a third party has control of a test server involved in the disputed access.
Intuitive Medical Software, a Springfield, Mo.-based company that does business as UroChart, denied the allegations, said Elliott Stein, an attorney with Stevens & Lee in Princeton, N.J., who represents the company.
The disputed access was made by an outside consultant hired to help the Shappley Clinic switch to UroChart from MeridianEMR, according to court filings. The clinic and Intuitive Medical agreed to turn over the test server to a third party for safekeeping, according to court records.
Calls to the Shappley Clinic, based in Germantown, Tenn., and Intuitive Medical were not returned at deadline. Thomas Hastings, an attorney for the Shappley Clinic, could not be reached at deadline.
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