Coalition complains to OCR about Dignity Health's use of patient information

Steven Slivka of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on an OCR complaint last week.

According to Slivka, the Nevada Health Services Coalition filed a complaint against Dignity Health, the owner of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, alleging improper use of patient information.  The caption for the accompanying photo, which appears to be misleading or just erroneous, says, “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights has filed a complaint against Dignity Health, the owner of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.”  There’s nothing in the story, however, that suggests that the government filed a complaint – only that they likely received the coalition’s complaint.

You can read his report here.

h/t, HealthITSecurity.com

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