RQRHA did not adequately protect health information
Pamela Cowan reports:
The Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (RQRHA) failed to follow provisions of the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) in a 2010 privacy breach, according to Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.
Gary Dickson’s office began an investigation into the Regina breach after 15 addressograph cards – blue cards attached to patients’ charts when they go to a hospital for tests or admissions – were found on the ground near two facilities belonging to a document destruction company on May 20, 2010.
The cards contained personal information of patients who had been treated at the Pasqua and Regina General hospitals.