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Rady Children’s Hospital takes steps in preventing another patient data breach

Administrators at Rady Children’s Hospital took steps to prevent another patient data breach, the acting president of the hospital told a City Council committee Wednesday. Dr. Donald Kearns told members of the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee that staffers had been given more training about safeguarding patient information.

The hospital also started using a program that scans emails for private data and blocks those emails from leaving hospital computers, Kearns said.