Health Data

Why Healthcare is (or isn’t) Adopting Blockchain

Matt Jordan reports: There’s a place for Blockchain in the Healthcare environment, whether individual providers are choosing to adopt it or not. With the current health crisis rocking our country, and even our world, sending patients to ICU or bed-ridden and unable to leave their homes to receive care and diagnoses from their medical...

More than 200 people affected by privacy breaches at Nova Scotia Health

Jack Julian reports: Another privacy breach at Nova Scotia Health has affected more than 200 people. In a release Tuesday, the province’s health authority said they are contacting 211 people by letter whose personal health information was “inappropriately accessed” in two unrelated incidents. The breaches took place at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow,...

Class action proposed for victims of Central Health privacy breach

The Telegram reports: St. John’s lawyers Bob Buckingham and Eli Baker say they will launch a class-action lawsuit in relation to a recent privacy breach by a former employee of Central Health. Last week, officials with the health authority said an employee had inappropriately accessed the health records of 240 people online over a...

UK: Hospital investigating possible confidentiality breach

Emily Roberts reports: Personal details about women who have had a stillbirth appear to have mistakenly been published online by the trust which runs Basingstoke hospital. Three reviews were published in two different documents in June and July, providing details including the date and time of the stillbirth, the women’s age and BMI,...