ventura county health care agency

Ventura County’s Health Care Agency is releasing information about a data breach involving some of its patients which occurred more than two month ago.

Officials say the breach occurred July 11th, and that their compliance department received the information August 31st. They aren’t saying how many people were affected, calling it a “limited number of patients.” The information released in the breach included names, dates of birth, and medical history.

The agency sent out letters September 13th to the patients impacted by the data leak.

Ventura County has turned to someone already on staff to fill the pending vacancy of director of the county’s Health Care Agency.

Johnson Gill will take over as head of the agency October 2nd, when current director Barry Fisher is set to retire. Gill is currently the organization’s Deputy Director for Population Health and Clinical Integration. Before joining Ventura County’s agency, he was a health care executive in San Bernardino County, helping to run a nearly 500 bed hospital.

Gill was appointed to the post following a nationwide search for a replacement for Fisher.