Prime settles federal patient-privacy case for $275,000

[June 11, 2013] Hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services Inc. has agreed to pay $275,000 to settle a federal investigation into alleged violations of patient privacy.

The case stemmed from allegations that Prime Healthcare and its Shasta Regional Medical Center violated patient confidentiality by sharing a woman’s medical files with journalists and sending an email about her treatment to nearly 800 hospital employees.

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