Chancellor Block's statement on breaches of patient privacy

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On Friday, April 11, the California Department of Public Health cited the UCLA Health for breaches of patient privacy that have been the subject of recent media reports. In a letter to University of California President Robert Dynes, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block expressed UCLA's regret over the incidents and outlined a series of steps being taken by UCLA Healths to help prevent such occurrences and to identify and punish individuals who violate that trust. Chancellor Block's letter can be viewed here (PDF).

In responding to the specific citations received by UCLA Healths, Dr. David Feinberg, CEO and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Hospital, said, "We will address the Department of Public Health's findings in a swift, disciplined and effective manner, one that helps ensure all our patients understand our unshakable commitment to the privacy of their care at UCLA." 


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