Friday, January 30, 2015

Hospital Employee Breached Patients' Privacy

A hospital employee in Canada has breached the privacy of "a small number of patients" according to officials.

A breach was first discovered in December 2014 which led to further investigation which found breaches had occurred over almost a one year period. The patients, as well as the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the Minister of Health, have been notified about the breach.

"an employee not providing care to those patients...viewed health information, including prescription and lab information.."
- Hospital officials
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Sources:
(a) Privacy breach of patient records in Prince Albert health region - www.GlobalNews.ca, 01/29/2015

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