OCR Announces Prime Resolution Details
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—CANADA & U.S.June 18, 2013
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has posted the $275,000 data breach resolution agreement with Prime Healthcare and the findings from its investigation, HealthIT Security reports. The OCR found Prime’s Shasta Regional Medical Center “failed to safeguard patients’ protected health information (PHI) from impermissible disclosure by intentionally leaking PHI to multiple media outlets on at least three separate occasions without a valid written authorization,” the report states. The report also details the specific areas in which the OCR found Prime Healthcare to be negligent.