Additional fines related to this matter were imposed by the California Department of Public Health (DPH), $95,000 for violating patient confidentiality, plus $3,100 for not reporting the breach to the state and the patient in a timely manner.
"The federal Office for Civil Rights, which investigated the matter, declined to comment in detail on the settlement until the company made the $275,000 payment."Breaches of patient privacy by "insiders" can be detected using low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- Los Angeles Times, Money & Co., 06/11/2013
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(a) Prime Healthcare Pays $275K To Settle Federal Patient Privacy Case - www.CaliforniaHealthline.com, 06/12/2013