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Ph: VSMMC to unveil probe results, name doctors involved today

VICENTE Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) officials will announce today results of their investigation on the operation to remove a spray canister from a man’s rectum. The operation last Jan. 3 sparked controversy when a video clip, showing doctors and nurses laughing and giggling, was posted on YouTube, a video-sharing website. Full story –...

UK: Patient data stolen from Epsom hospital

Rebecca Younger reports in the Surrey Advertiser: A LAPTOP containing the personal details of patients at hospitals across Surrey has been stolen from Epsom Hospital. The names, addresses and dates of birth of 180 patients who attend outreach clinics at hospitals across the county were stored on the computer, which was stolen from an...

Ca: St. Joe's patient files found in dumpster behind coffee shop

John Burman of the Hamilton Spectator reports: St. Joseph’s Healthcare will tell nearly a dozen patients today their private health information has been found in a garbage dumpster behind an Etobicoke coffee shop. Copies of patient records made by a resident physician at the hospital in 2001 turned up strewn around a fenced dumpster...

Information on thousands of UM patients stolen

John Dorschner of the Miami Herald reports: The confidential information of tens of thousands of University of Miami patients was stolen last month when thieves took a case out of a vehicle used by a private off-site storage company, UM said Thursday morning ” Anyone who has been a patient of a University of...

Nurse pleads guilty to privacy violation

Carolyne Park reports in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: A Trumann woman who pleaded guilty to disclosing a patient’s health information is the first person in Arkansas to be convicted under a 5-year-old federal law designed to protect patient privacy, authorities said Wednesday. Andrea Smith, a 25-year-old licensed practical nurse, pleaded guilty to wrongfully disclosing a...