Officials investigate Kaiser for possible HIPAA violation

01/7/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A probe is being conducted by state and federal officials to determine whether a HIPAA privacy rule violation was committed by Kaiser Permanente after the California Department of Public Health found the firm failed to protect the health records of patients at a Southern California hospital. The potential data breach occurred when the company gave the files to Stephan and Liza Dean, who run a document storage firm and who warehoused the files for seven months without a contract in a space that was shared with another business.

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