UCLA Health Announces Executive Changes
Jan 8 16
Johnese Spisso, a nationally recognized academic health care leader with more than 30 years of experience, has been named president of UCLA Health. Spisso will oversee all operations of UCLAs hospitals and clinics as well as the health systems regional outreach strategy, effective Feb. 8, 2016. She will report to Dr. John Mazziotta, vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health. Spisso is currently chief health system officer for UW Medicine and vice president of medical affairs for the University of Washington. During her 20 years at UW Medicine, Spisso played a major role in a strategic planning effort that expanded collaborations with regional hospitals and in the operational integration of two major community hospitals into UW Medicine. She also had a leadership role in the development of a statewide trauma system and worked with state officials to secure funding programs for trauma centers. Spisso succeeds Dr. James Atkinson, who has been interim associate vice chancellor since the departure of Dr. David Feinberg, the former leader of the hospital and health system, in March 2015.
Inland Empire Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit Against UCLA Health System, UCLA Medical Sciences, and The Regents of the University of California
Aug 11 15
McCuneWright, LLP has filed a class action complaint against UCLA Health System, UCLA Medical Sciences, and The Regents of the University of California, for responsibility regarding compromised private data that may have affected as many as 4.5 million patients earlier this year. The complaint was filed July 29 in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Miguel Ortiz and "all others similarly situated." It alleges that "personally identifiable information (PII) and other highly sensitive information was stolen," that the "Defendants knew that the information was a likely target for attack by cyber criminals" given UCLA's own history of being hacked less than a decade ago and other highly publicized recent massive data breaches and that, despite this fact, the defendants failed to take even basic protective steps such as data encryption. According to UCLA, it is possible that these patients had their names, Social Security numbers, date of birth, health plan identification numbers, and specific financial and medical information compromised in the security breach of the Health System's computer network, which was announced to the public July 17. UCLA admitted the hospital detected unusual activity on one of its computer servers as early as October 2014 and, with the FBI, began its investigation then. On May 5, according to UCLA, investigators determined that hackers had accessed parts of the network holding patient information. The complaint notes that patients were not notified in timely fashion after discovery of the breach, and that the Defendants' acts and omissions violate the Customer Records Act, Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, and invasion of privacy.
UCLA Health System Presents at Medical Device Conference 2015, Jun-26-2015 04:00 PM
Jun 22 15
UCLA Health System Presents at Medical Device Conference 2015, Jun-26-2015 04:00 PM. Venue: Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, United States. Speakers: Jenell Paul, Clinical Procurement Specialist and Value Analysis Coordinator.