The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that five California hospitals have been assessed administrative penalties and fines totaling $675,000 for failing to prevent unauthorized access to confidential patient medical information.
"Medical privacy is a fundamental right and a critical component of quality medical care in California," said Dr. Mark Horton, director of CDPH. "We are very concerned with violations of patient confidentiality and their potential harm to the residents of California."
The following hospitals received penalties:
Keep up with the latest cybersecurity threats, newly-discovered vulnerabilities, data breach information, and emerging trends. Delivered daily or weekly right to your email inbox.Subscribe