Grays Harbor Hospital Agrees to $185,000 Settlement for 2019 Data Breach

    Private: Amanda Doran

    On July 2, 2020, Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harbor Medical Group reached a $185,000 proposed settlement with the nearly 88,000 patients impacted by a June 2019 data breach.

    The breach involved a ransomware attack which resulted in Grays Harbor’s electronic health records (EHR) system being inaccessible for nearly two months. Since the breach, Grays Harbor has initiated increased data security measures including “quarterly and annual penetration testing; the development of a formal remediation process; installing a next generation firewall; and the development of corporate security standards based on external standards.”

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