St. Joseph Health, a 14-hospital delivery system serving parts of California, Texas and New Mexico, is the latest organization to agree to implement a corrective action plan with the HHS Office for Civil Rights following a breach of protected health information.
Along with the corrective actions, St. Joseph Health will pay a settlement fine of $2,140,500. The organization reported a breach February 2012 after files created for its electronic health record meaningful use program were accessible on the Internet for about half of that month.
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