Health Data

ME: Stolen Medical Files

Police are trying to figure out how someone stole files from the Downeast Community Hospital in Machias… They washed ashore in a river in Pembroke last week. Hospital officials say they had no idea the files were even missing, until they were contacted by a police officer. Read more on WABI-TV

MO: Former St. John's Employee Accused of Invasion of Privacy

Chris Grogan reports: When you go to a hospital facility, you expect your privacy will be protected. Yet for some women and children in the Ozarks, a hidden camera stole that right to privacy. On Friday, KOLR/KSFX confirmed a former St. John’s employee was fired due to these invasion of privacy allegations. Investigators say...

IA: University Hospitals employees disciplined for confidentiality breach

Eight University Hospitals staff members have been caught accessing confidential patient information inappropriately and are being disciplined, hospital officials said today. One of those caught was fired. The infractions were found during a routine review of computer access to patient information, officials said. “UI Hospitals and Clinics is fully committed to assuring the highest...

UK: Hundreds of patient records stolen

PERSONAL details of 1,800 patients have been lost after two computers were stolen from East Yorkshire hospitals. A laptop was taken from a locked cupboard at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, containing details of urology patients and a PC which held details of cancer patients was taken from Hull Royal Infirmary. Dr David Hepburn, Medical...

FL: Dental School Security Breach

University of Florida officials have notified about 330,000 current and former dental patients that an unauthorized intruder recently accessed a College of Dentistry computer server storing their personal information. The breach was discovered October third while college information technology staff members were upgrading the server and found software had been installed on it remotely....