The personally identifiable information she stole from a hospital database included patients' names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers.
"[She] accessed the [hospital] database...to steal patient identities, including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers, so that she could sell them."It is unclear how the identity thefts were discovered. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft and data privacy breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.Sources:
(a) Former Medical Assistant at Gastroenterology Consultants Sentenced For Stealing Patients’ Identities From The Memorial Healthcare System Database - www.PHIprivacy.net, 10/24/2014