Monday, April 29, 2013

Again, FL Patient Identity Theft for Fraud

Florida hospitals continue to be in the news for identity theft of their patients' data.

The HHS breach tool reports 16 new incidents. Included is a Florida hospital that reported data theft,for tax refund or other fraud, not by a their, but by a vendor's employee.

"And once again, it seems, the hospital did not detect any problem until law enforcement alerted them. ."
- PHIprivacy.net
While full details of the breach are not yet available it seems the hospital was unaware of the problem until notified by law enforcement.

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Sources:
(a) HHS Breach Tool Includes Yet Another Florida Hospital Whose Patient Data Were Stolen - PHIprivacy.net, 04/25/2013
(b) HHS Breach Tool, Health Information Privacy - HHS.gov Breach Tool, 04/25/2013

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