Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospital Unaware of Privacy Breach Until Lawsuit

A California hospital only learned that a staff member had stolen PHI (Protected Health Information) after the staff member's lawyer said they'll use the stolen PHI in their case against the hospital.

The hospital is not not clear on how the breach occurred and that "it appears most of the PHI was taken in the approximate time period of 2012-2012."

An employee took PHI but the hospital only knows about it because the employee's lawyers want to use the stolen pHI in their case against the hospital..
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