Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Children's Privacy Breached by Hospital Insider

An employee at a Canadian children's hospital repeatedly inappropriately accessed medical records of its patients. An audit found that 247 records were breached over a 14 month period.

The staff member, who no longer works at the hospital, may have accessed patient history, contact information, date of birth, names of relatives and emergency contact information.

"The breaches were detected during audits...which revealed patient records were being inappropriately accessed by a staff member over a 14-month period." - CBC News
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Sources:
(a) Alberta Children's Hospital patient privacy breach prompts apology - www.CBC.ca, 10/07/2014

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