Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Insider Breached Patients' Health Information

A former employee of a Canadian health ministry has reportedly inappropriately accessed the medical records of thirteen patients.

The people whose records were accessed are being contacted and a formal investigation is underway. In addition policies are being reviewed.

"A former employee had inappropriately accessed the personal health information of at least 13 people." - CTV News
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Sources:
(a) Province says former employee inappropriately accessed personal health info - www.CTVnews.ca, 11/14/2014

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