Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Insider Privacy Breach at Florida Hospital

A former employee of a Florida medical center took the personal information of almost 1,000 patients; the breach was uncovered by local and federal law enforcement.

The medical center reported that these patients' basic information, including name, address, date of birth, insurance policy numbers and reason for visit was "inappropriately removed."

"Another insider breach in a Florida healthcare facility where the covered entity only learned of the breach via notification by law enforcement."
- PHIprivacy.net
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Sources:
(a) Broward Health Medical Center Notified by Law Enforcement that Employee Stole Face Sheets - www.PHIprivacy.net, 10/18/2013

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