Ca: AHS contacting nearly 250 patients after privacy breached

Reid Southwick reports:

Alberta’s health authority is apologizing for a major privacy breach after a staffer at Alberta Children’s Hospital inappropriately accessed nearly 250 patient files over a 14-year period.

Alberta Health Services noticed the breach during audits of two patient databases, finding the same staff member had accessed personal information of hundreds of patients, which may have included patient history, contact information, dates of birth, names of relatives and emergency contact information.

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