'Inappropriate staff workarounds' at California VA center put patient data at risk

Mackenzie Garrity - Print  | 

The Veteran Affairs Office of Inspector General found various issues at Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif., in terms of policies on patient information privacy.

Investigators found:

Additionally, the OIG found that Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center had two additional issues involving a possible breach of patients' sensitive personal information. The VA center was also found to be using logbooks, which the VHA policy prohibits.

Officials gave Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center six recommendations related to communication and education, disclosure of protected patient information, VHA policy review and compliance with the use of logbooks.

To read the complete report, click here.

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