Based on an investigation and recommendations by New Brunswick's Privacy Commissioner Anne Bertrand, the hospital where doctor works has requested that law enforcement determine if criminal charges should be filed.
"[The physician] accessed the personal health information of 141 females between the ages of 13 and 39 without authorization over a 28 month period."It is unclear why the privacy breaches occurred over such a long time period and the Privacy Commissioner recommended more frequent audits of access to patient records. Healthcare organizations seeking proactive breach detection can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- Anne Bertrand, Privacy Commissioner, Canada
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(a) Vitalité Health refers doctor privacy breach to RCMP - www.CBC.ca,09/23/2014