Monday, August 31, 2015

Hospital Insider Stole Patient IDs

A Mississippi hospital was notified by law enforcement that an employee was under investigation for the theft of over 800 patients' identities. It appears the hospital employee stole patient identities from February 2013 through June 2015.

Information stolen included patient names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health plan numbers and clinical information and, “in some cases, it may have also included information regarding any other person responsible for payment of care,” according to the hospital press release.

"It appears the hospital employee stole patient identities from February 2013 through June 2015."
Unfortunately the identity thefts were discovered by law enforcement, rather than the organization holding the identity information. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft and data privacy breaches, instead of from third parties, can utilize SaaS analytics services.
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.
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