An employee at the facility breached the privacy of a patient's medical record to find out the results of a pregnancy test and then notified a the patient's family member about the results.
"receptionist viewed the results of a patient's pregnancy test and notified a family member of the patient about the results."Healthcare organizations can proactively detect data privacy breaches, even if they occur only once, can utilize identity and activity analytics.
- California Department of Health
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by insiders such as employees, contractors, providers, and vendors.Sources:
(a) Survey findings on breach of confidential patient medical information issued by the department on 10/09/2012 - www.CDPH.ca.gov, 10/09/2015