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.
Healthways Signs Agreement with UCLA Health System to Bring the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease to Southern California
Jan 15 14
Healthways and the UCLA Health System have entered into an agreement to make the UCLA Health System an approved provider of the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease(TM) in southern California. The program helps individuals improve what they eat, how they respond to stress, how much activity they engage in, and how much support they receive as part of a program designed to prevent, treat and reverse heart disease by effecting lifestyle changes. Healthways will design staff and participant curricula, build the program's online presence, and train all staff, while the UCLA Health System will provide the staff, facilities and billing. Services will be delivered at the Westwood campus that will be designed specifically to optimize the patient experience. he Ornish programs have been proven effective in treating and reversing the impact of coronary artery disease, Type 2 diabetes and early-stage prostate cancer, chronic diseases that drive disproportionate medical costs and health-related lost productivity in businesses and communities throughout the country. The goals of the program are consistent with new trends in so-called value based reimbursement systems that provide incentives for improving patients' underlying health in a potentially more cost-effective manner.