Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Patient Data on 4,400 Breached in Florida

An employee at a Southwest Florida medical practice improperly accessed and photographed patient records.

The information breached included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and telephone numbers, according to the practice's privacy officer. The breach was discovered when the employee tried to print the photos at Wal-Mart; the manager notified law enforcement.

"The employee improperly accessed and photographed some personal patient records that included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and telephone numbers."
- The Herald Tribune
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Sources:
(a) Patient data may have been leaked, doctors group warns - www.HeraldTribune.com, 11/29/213

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