Ca: Newfoundland patient data breach investigated (updated)

The Canadian Press reports:

A health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador is investigating a breach of confidentiality after a document containing patient information was picked up off hospital property in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Central Health CEO Rosemarie Goodyear says the document obtained by a local news outlet had information on 16 patients, including name, age and diagnosis.

Read more on Metro News.

Update: The data were found near the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, and Central Health says it is having difficulty getting the document back.

 

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