Health Data

Medical notes sent to Buckingham Palace

Seen at EveningStar 24: AN NHS worker in Norfolk has become embroiled in a serious security breach after sending a patient’s medical records to Buckingham Palace by mistake. Highly confidential information was sent to the royal residence after the female member of staff typed in the wrong email address instead of sending it to...

PA: ID thief sentenced to county prison

Michael P. Rellahan writes on DailyLocal.com: A Chester County judge on Tuesday “reluctantly” agreed to sentence a former Chester County Hospital employee to a term in county prison for stealing the identities of dozens of former patients and using them to order items over the Internet. Judge James P. MacElree II peppered the prosecutor...

Vendor identifies top five healthcare data security risks

Molly Merrill writes in Healthcare IT News that Absolute Software Corporation, a security software solutions vendor, has identified the top five data security risks most often faced by healthcare facilities. The five risks are: 1. Failure to protect sensitive data beyond encryption. 2. Inability to accurately manage mobile computer assets. 3. Sensitive information on...