Monday, December 2, 2013

Patients Notified of Privacy Breach

A Pennsylvania medical center has notified almost 1,300 patients that their private medical information was breached.

A hospital employee inappropriately accessed patient records over a one year period; data breached included patient names, dates of birth, contact information, treatment and diagnosis information and Social Security numbers. The medical center learned of the breach from a tip by another employee.

"The employee accessed patient medical records, including patient names, dates of birth, contact information, treatment and diagnosis information and Social Security numbers." - WESA FM
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Sources:
(a) UPMC Privacy Breach Prompts Warning to Patients - www.wesa.fm.com, 11/27/2013

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