Thursday, June 4, 2015

Nurse Took Patient Info to New Employer

A Rochester New York nurse practitioner, without permission, took and shared with her new employer, a list of patient names, addresses, gender, date of birth and diagnosis.

The hospital discovered the privacy breach about three weeks after the breach of patients' confidential information and has notified 3,403 patients.

"She did not have permission to share the list outside the institution, nor did she have authorization from the patients whose information was on the list."
- Hospital public relations notice
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Sources:
(a) URMC: Nurse took patient info to new employer - www.DemocratAndChronicle.com, 05/22/2015

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