Thursday, May 29, 2014

Insider Steals Patient Data

An Ohio hospital announced than an employee inappropriately accessed records of almost 600 patients that were not directly under the employee's care from April 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014.

This privacy breach of protected health information (PHI) included patients' full name, date of birth, diagnosis, attending physicians, and medications. It is not thought that patients' Social Security number or other financial information was breached.

"The information [inappropriately] accessed by the employee included each patient's full name, date of birth, diagnosis, attending physicians, and medications."
- NBC24 News
It is unclear why the privacy breaches occurred over an entire year. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect inappropriate access, even by authorized users,can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Bay Park Hospital notifies patients of health information breach - www.NorthwestOhio.com, 05/28/2014

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