Reportedly, 578 patients had their files inappropriately accessed by 14 staff members at an Oshawa health facility. The files included those of mental health patients over a 10-year period.
"the Court of Appeal [will] determine whether to allow a $5.6-million class-action suit over 280 breached medical records to go ahead. ."It is unclear how these breaches were discovered. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect privacy data breaches or identity theft can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- Michael Crystal, plaintiffs' attorney
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) Peterborough hospital privacy breach heading back to court - www.mykawartha.com, 12/04/2014