UCLA health system snoops on celeberity records and gets $865k fine

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Employees at UCLA Health Systems repeatedly peaked at ePHI from 2005-2008. HHS stated that the agreement was reached after an investigation by OCR into these allegations.

In a statement, Director Georgina Verdugo, director of Office of Civil Rights stated "Covered entities are responsible for the actions of their employees. This is why it is vital that trainings and meaningful policies and procedures, including audit trails, become part of the everyday operations of any health care provider, Employees must clearly understand that casual review for personal interest of patients' protected health information is unacceptable and against the law."

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