Follow-up: Adventist Health Physician’s Network fined $40,000 for 2018 breach incident

Jeremy Childs reports:

Adventist Health Physician’s Network, a hospital in Simi Valley, was fined $40,000 as part of a civil privacy settlement this week, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.

The settlement stems from an incident in October 2018 when private medical files were found inside a storage unit in Simi Valley. The storage unit had previously been rented by Adventist Health, but lapsed payments led to it losing access to the facility, according to investigators.

The storage unit was sold at public auction when the medical files were discovered. Adventist Health soon recovered the medical files stored in the storage unit, authorities said.

Read more on Ventura County Star.

Note that this incident was reported to HHS in June, 2019 as impacting 3,797 patients.

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