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Hospital Sets Policy, IPC Satisfied, Case Closed

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

October 8, 2010

The Peterborough Regional Health Center (PRHC) announced that an investigation into how St. Joseph's hospital left 25,000 medical files and about 70 hard drives behind when it relocated is now closed. The Peterborough Examiner reports that after working with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, PRHC's privacy officer developed a decommissioning policy to be used when moving buildings or offices to ensure that nothing is left behind, and all staff will now take mandatory yearly online privacy education. "PRHC is pleased to have received confirmation that the file is now closed and the commission is satisfied with the follow up work we have done," the hospital said in a press release.
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