California Department of Public Health Continues to Fine Hospitals and Nursing Homes for Data Breaches

Joseph Lazzarotti and Jason Gavejian discuss the recent fines by CDPH and the warning they convey:

California hospitals and nursing homes take note – the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) takes data breaches seriously. Since June of this year, CDPH has imposed nearly $1.5 million in fines affecting 12 California health facilities.


As the number of data security incidents in the health care industry continue to mount, CDPH’s enforcement activity should urge covered health facilities in California to pay greater attention to data security. As the incident above makes clear, simply requiring an employee to sign an acknowledgment of complying with facility data security policy will not be enough…..

Read their analysis and commentary on Workplace Privacy Data Management & Security Report.

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