Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hospital Employees Stole 9,000 Patient IDs

Two employees of a Florida hospital have been terminated for stealing the identities of 9,000 patients. The thefts took place from January 2012 through May 2014.

The employees stole information such as patient's name, address, Social Security number, phone number, health insurance information and physician names and diagnosis.

"[The ID thefts took place] from January 2012 to May 2014."
- Orlando Sentinel
It is unclear why the IDs thefts went on for over two years. The ID thefts were discovered by law enforcement. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft and data privacy breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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(a) Florida Hospital: 2 employees copied records of 9,000 patients -, 03/20/2015

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