Jan 282018
 
 January 28, 2018  Breaches, Healthcare, U.S.

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Most regular readers of this site or DataBreaches.net probably know that while we see the larger HIPAA breaches on HHS’s web site, we don’t see a listing of those breaches that affect less than 500 patients.  But those breaches are still reported to HHS.  And they may also have to be reported to states.  Periodically, the California Department of Public Health reveals the fines they have imposed on hospitals that failed to prevent unauthorized access to patient medical information, as required by Section 1280.15 of the Health and Safety Code.

Here’s the list they posted this month, although it’s important to note that many of these incidents are NOT recent. In skimming through the linked complaints, I see a lot from 2014 and 2015, for example. But what I also see is that most of these are based on staff or insider-wrongdoing – specifically accessing a patient’s file without legitimate business purpose. In at least one case that I skimmed (I’m still going through them), a number of employees accessed a patient’s file. The patient’s admission note had indicated that there was an object in the rectum. Employees accessed the x-rays and downloaded it to personal phones for further sharing. A number of people were fired over that incident (and rightfully so!).

I’ll continue looking through these, and will likely contact CDPH, because their system does not make it easy to figure out what the amount of the monetary penalty was. The links for each of the entities below is to the complaint with the description of the incident.

Family Healthcare Network (PDF)
501 N Bridge St, Visalia, CA 93291-5014 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Kaweah Delta Health Care District (PDF)
400 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, CA 93291-6237 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Kern County:

Mercy Hospital (PDF)
2215 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 933301-3602 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (PDF)
1081 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3130 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Colusa County:

Colusa Regional Medical Center (PDF)
199 E Webster St, Colusa, CA 95932-2954 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Fresno County:

Community Regional Medical Center (PDF)
2823 Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93721-1324 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Los Angeles County:

LAC+USC Medical Center (PDF)
1200 N State Street Room C2K100, Los Angeles, CA 90064-3921 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California (PDF)
300 W Hungington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3402 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Solano County:

NorthBay Medical Center (PDF)
1200 B Gale Wilson Blvd, Fairfield, CA 94533-3552 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Riverside County:

Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Riverside (PDF)
10800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92505-3043 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Riverside (PDF)
10800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92505-3043 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

San Bernardino County:

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (PDF)
400 N Pepper Ave, Colton, CA 92324-1801 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Imperial County:

Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. (PDF)
900 Main St, Brawley, CA 92227-2630 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

San Diego County:

Palomar Health Downtown Campus (PDF)
555 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026-3048 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Scripps Mercy Hospital (PDF)
4077 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-2105 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Tri-City Medical Center (PDF)
4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056-4506 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

San Francisco County:

San Francisco General Hospital (PDF)
1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-3518 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

San Francisco General Hospital (PDF)
1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-3518 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

UCSF Medical Center (PDF)
505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143-2204 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

UCSF Medical Center (PDF)
505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143-2204 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

UCSF Medical Center (PDF)
505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143-2204 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

UCSF Medical Center (PDF)
505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143-2204 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Ventura County:

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center (PDF)
215 W Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Santa Clara County:

El Camino Hospital (PDF)
2500 Grant Rd, Mountain View, CA 94040 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

El Camino Hospital (PDF)
2500 Grant Rd, Mountain View, CA 94040 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Good Samaritan Hospital (PDF)
2425 Good Samaritan Dr, San Jose, CA 95124 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Kaiser Foundation Hospital – San Jose (PDF)
250 Hospital Pkwy, San Jose, CA 95119 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Salina Valley Memorial Hospital (PDF)
450 East Romie Ln, Salinas, CA 93901 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Salina Valley Memorial Hospital (PDF)
450 East Romie Ln, Salinas, CA 93901 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (PDF)
751 South Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (PDF)
751 South Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (PDF)
751 South Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (PDF)
751 South Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Vitas Healthcare Corporation of California (PDF)
670 N McCarthy Blvd, Suite 220, Milpitas, CA 95035 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Watsonville Community Hospital (PDF)
75 Nielson St, Watsonville, Ca 95076 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Monterey County:

Central Coast VNA & Hospice, Inc. (PDF)
5 Lower Ragsdale Dr, Monterey, CA 93942 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (PDF)
23625 W R Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (PDF)
23625 W R Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (PDF)
23625 W R Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (PDF)
23625 W R Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (PDF)
23625 W R Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (PDF)
23625 W R Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940 – Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 01/05/2018.