Employee Snooping Leads to $240,000 HIPAA Fine

On June 15, 2023, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a HIPAA settlement with Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. The Hospital came under fire when it was discovered that several security guards were improperly accessing patient medical files. The Details OCR initiated its investigation into Yakima in May 2018 after receiving a breach notification report that [...]