Children's Health pays federal fine over patient data breach - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Children's Health pays federal fine over patient data breach

Source RNN Source RNN

DALLAS (AP) - Children's Health has paid an almost $3.2 million federal penalty after a multiyear investigation into patient data privacy breaches.

A spokesman for the facility, formerly known as the Children's Medical Center of Dallas, said Thursday that the hospital self-reported the breaches that were part of the federal investigation. Hospital administrators believe no patients or their families were affected by the loss of data.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced Wednesday that the finding against the hospital was the result of "impermissible disclosure of unsecured" health information.

According to the report, a BlackBerry containing unencrypted patient info for 3,800 individuals was lost in 2009, and an unencrypted laptop containing information for almost 2,500 patients was stolen from the hospital in 2013.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

    Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-02-25 03:05:32 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:37 AM EST2018-02-25 05:37:17 GMT
    (Source: White House)(Source: White House)

    The president says a parade would be "something great" for the country's spirit.

    The president says a parade would be "something great" for the country's spirit.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-02-25 05:36:15 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-02-25 05:36:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

Powered by Frankly