No criminal charges to be filed in Bay Park patient data breach case
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:43:56 GMT —
Oregon Police said Friday that they will not file charges against a ProMedica employee after a criminal investigation into a breach of patient data at Bay Park Hospital.
The security breach, which was announced by ProMedica in May, was suspected to have compromised personal health information for nearly 600 patients at the facility. At a Friday press conference, officials from the Oregon Police Department and ProMedica stated that an investigation showed no patient information such as social security numbers or financial information had been compromised.
However, officials did say that a HIPAA investigation will continue.
In May, ProMedica said an internal investigation revealed a previous employee accessed records of patients that were not directly under the employee's treatment from April 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014.
The information accessed by the employee included each patient's full name, date of birth, diagnosis, attending physicians, and medications.
Oregon Police decided to pursue a criminal investigation after speaking with ProMedica officials.