21 hrs ago
California Court of Appeal Rules Damages Are Unavailable To Plaintiff ...
Until last week, Sutter Health was looking at a potential jury verdict in excess of $4 billion against several of its affiliated hospitals in a class action suit filed under the California Medical Information Act, California Civil Code 56 et seq and arising from the theft of a computer containing patient health information.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
California Court Dismisses Data Breach Class Action
Last week, the California Third District Court of Appeal dismissed what may have been the largest health data breach class action in history.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
California Appellate Court Requires Actual Viewing of Confidential...
In a case against Sutter Health involving records from a stolen office computer, the California Court of Appeal recently issued a decision limiting plaintiffs' ability to state a claim and obtain statutory damages under the California Medical Information Act without a showing that the medical information was actually viewed by an unauthorized ... (more)
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The $4 billion Medical Data Breach Case That Lost It's Way
Sutter Health v. Superior Court , 2014 WL 3589699 , is a medical data breach class action case that raises questions beyond the specifics of the Californian Confidentiality of Medical Information Act .
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Sutter Health data breach case dismissal has precedent
The appeals court ruling that dismissed a data breach class action against Sutter Health was not the first to contend no damages are due when it appears nobody actually looked at or used the stolen information.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Court halts $4 billion privacy suit against Sutter Health
A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the healthcare giant's patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard drive.
More than half of local doctors work in health system medical groups
The number of local doctors who work for medical groups associated with the four big health systems in the Sacramento region is up 65 percent from a decade ago.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Modesto Bee
Stanislaus Surgical Hospital always a different patient experience
The physician-owned hospital, at East Orangeburg Avenue and Oakdale Road, marks its 30th anniversary today, giving its leaders the right to boast about its approach to health care.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Telehealth expanding at Memorial Hospital Los Banos
Like many community hospitals in the Central Valley, Memorial Hospital Los Banos struggled to recruit critical care intensivists to the area.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Anthem, Sutter, UCSF and Brown & Toland form Bay Area ACO focusing on chronic care
Anthem Blue Cross says three major Bay Area health care providers, UCSF Medical Group, Brown & Toland Physicians and several medical foundations linked to Sutter Health have agreed to join a regional ACO that focuses on patients with two or more chronic conditions.