Ca: Medical records sent to roofer by mistake

Vancouver Island Health Authority is investigating an apparent privacy breach in which medical records were repeatedly faxed to a Langford roofer.

Problems arose in replying to physicians’ faxed requests for procedures in the medical imaging department, said VIHA spokeswoman Suzanne Germain.

“This particular medical clinic had their fax number in tiny font on the fax sheet and … was really hard to read,” she said.

The breach, said Germain, was simply a matter of someone dialing a wrong number. But VIHA sent out its “heartfelt apologies to patients whose information was inadvertently faxed.”

Read more in the Times Colonist.

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  1. Anonymous - March 6, 2011

    This is a really scary report. You would think a medical clinic would be more careful when releasing sensitive medical records.

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