The probe stems from a hospital employee inappropriately accessing billing records of a patient with a sexually transmitted disease and sharing them with someone who deliberately and maliciously published those records on Facebook (FB), taunting and ridiculing the patient.
"A screen shot of the patient’s name and her diagnosis of syphilis was posted to the closed-member Facebook group “Team No Hoes”. An email with the screen shot was also sent to members of the group. ."Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect data privacy breaches, even when done via a mobile phone screen shot, can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- Cincinnati Enquirer
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