Ca: More patients’ data lost

Adam Huras of The Telegram reports on two small recent breaches in New Brunswick and Ontario involving patient data.

In one case, after searching for months to locate missing files of three patients, patients were sent letters notifying them of the loss. That’s when the health authority discovered that one of the three patients had actually been sent all three patients’ files in the mail. Perhaps if they had notified sooner, they could have saved a lot of time searching.

In another case, St. John Regional Hospital reported that a laptop stolen in January from Cook Medical contained data on three patients. The RHA was not notified until April.

Huras also reviews some previous breaches involving patient data, none of which involved hacking or theft of large amounts of data.

Kris McDavid of Times & Transcript has a bit more on the same stories.

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