Friday, August 23, 2013

Another Healthcare Data Breach in South Florida

Just a month ago hospital employees in South Florida were indicted for ID theft and tax fraud and now another stolen ID investigation is underway at the same organization.

A hospital employee, now terminated, was caught with protected health information (PHI) that the employee was not authorized to possess nor should have had access to. The PHI was found when the employee was pulled over by local law enforcement; the PHI included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and medical record numbers-the number of patients affected is currently unknown.

"The now terminated employee had PHI that they shouldn't have had access to...names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and medical record numbers."
It's unclear if this latest data theft is connected with the tax fraud ring prosecuted last month as the investigation is ongoing.

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(a) Tampa General Hospital investigating another data breach -, 08/16/2013

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