Examples of the privacy breaches that led to fines included a clerk viewing her husband's chart, an employee accessing 98 patient records without prior authorization, and two employees playing a prank on an employee undergoing surgery.
"The breaches typically were the result of...inappropriat access to records by employees."Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect data privacy breaches by employees, even those with authorized access, can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- The California Department of Public Health
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.Sources:
(a) DPH Has Levied $1.1M in Fines This Year Over Data Breaches - www.CaliforniaHealthline.org, 05/08/2015