Health Data

UK: Hospital medic lost boxes of private patient data while conducting study without approval

Jonathan Humphries reports: A senior medic has been suspended after running a clinical trial using sensitive medical information without permission of his hospital. Miguel Martin Garcia, a band 8 physiotherapist at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, used patient consent forms headed with the trust’s branding and carted off boxes of patient records to a private practice. His...

San Diego Family Care discloses possible data breach

City News Service reports: San Diego Family Care announced Friday it has alerted current and former patients and employees about a computer security breach that may have involved their personal information. The issue came to light in December, when officials with SDFC and its business associate, Health Center Partners of Southern California, became...

University of Florida Health Shands notifies patients of privacy breach

University of Florida Health Shands officials have notified 1,562 individuals affected by a privacy incident involving a former employee who accessed medical records outside the scope of their duties between March 30, 2019 and April 6, 2021. Although this information did not involve Social Security Numbers, insurance details or other financial information, some demographic...

IA: Wolfe Eye Clinic victim of Lorenz threat actors

There is no notice of any cyberattack on the web site of Wolfe Eye Clinic in Iowa, but the clinic has been investigating and addressing an alleged attack for more than one month now while patient care continues at their multiple locations. On April 1, threat actors known as Lorenz added the clinic to...