Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hospital Fined $240K for Nurse Breaches of Patients' Privacy

A California hospital has been fined $247,600 by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for a breaches of patients' privacy.

A nurse employed by the hospital convinced a co-worker to look up information about a patient. The hospital failed to notify the CDPH within five days.

"nurse persuaded a coworker to look up specific logs of patients."
- California DPH
It is unclear who discovered the privacy breaches. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect data privacy breaches and identity thefts, even if they occur only once, can utilize identity and activity analytics.
Sources:
(a) California Department of Health - www.CDPH.ca.gov, 10/13/2015

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