Monday, February 16, 2015

Healthcare Employee Breached Privacy of 14,000

An employee of a medical practice, that is affiliated with a hospital, has put the personal identifiable information (PII) of 14,000 hospital patients at risk for fraudulent activities.

The employee inappropriately accessed patient billing information that contained credit card and debit card numbers, Social Security numbers, and birth dates.

"It is believed an employee may have accessed the billing records outside of their normal job duties from Jan. 7, 2014, to May 7, 2014 ."
- Hospital statement about the privacy breach
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Sources:
(a) UMass Memorial data breach leaves 14,000 at risk - www.SentinelAndEnterprise.com, 01/31/2015

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