"The hospital declined to answer why they waited more than a year to inform patients or whether police were notified."Federal privacy law forbids unauthorized viewing of patient medical records; California allows the state Department of Public Health to fine hospitals for breaches of patients' privacy. Healthcare organizations seeking proactive detection of identity theft and privacy breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- Orange County Register
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(a) La Palma Intercommunity Hospital informs patients of 2012 records breach - www.OCregister.com, 04/03/2014