Data Breach That Exposed Dignity Health Patients’ Information Draws Federal Scrutiny
In April, Dignity inadvertently sent misaddressed emails to patients that contained the wrong person's name and, in some cases, the patient’s doctor’s name. Dignity said the problem originated from an email list formatted by one of its vendors.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Data Breach At Dignity Health Affected 56,000 Patients, Is Under Investigation
Federal health officials are investigating an April data breach that affected 55,947 patients of Dignity Health, a major health system headquartered in San Francisco that operates 39 hospitals and 400 care centers in California, Nevada and Arizona. ...It was the third-largest data breach, by number of affected patients, reported to the federal health agency that month. (Ho, 6/12)