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Records missing from Ala. mental health department

Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation officials say records containing patient information have gone missing. Index cards with patients’ names, social security numbers and birthdates were recently discovered missing at Greil Hospital in Montgomery. Full story – WZTV

Ie: HSE downplays medical files find (update)

In an update yesterday to city and county councillors on the medical records found buried in a former landfill outside Cork, the Health Service Executive (HSE) claimed there were “only 15 fully legible sets of notes”. Addressing the regional health forum south, Gerry O’Dwyer, network manager of the Southern Hospitals’ Group, said the majority...

Man 'Devastated' When Doctor Tells Boss Of HIV Status

A Boston man said his right to privacy was broken and now he’s suing his hospital and doctor for negligence. NewsCenter 5’s Kelley Tuthill reported that the man, who did not use his name, is HIV positive and that information was accidentally given to his boss. The man said the mistake has been devastating....

Everett woman arrested for alleged ID theft

Jackson Holtz reports on HeraldNet: An Everett woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing another woman’s identity to get health insurers to pay for doctor visits and prescription narcotics, Washington State Patrol investigators said. Police allege the woman, 48, received nearly $180,000 in medical services and prescription drugs in her identity theft scheme. In...

Gilbert couple receive strangers' medical records via fax

Gary Harper writes for 3 On Your Side: Junk faxes are always a nuisance, but wait until you hear what one Gilbert couple is receiving on their fax machine. This is kind of a weird one because the faxes are coming from an insurance company. What kind of faxes are we talking about? Well,...

14 More Workers, Including Doctors, Named In UCLA Snooping

California health regulators have connected 14 more people affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, including four physicians, to the improper viewing of celebrity medical records, it was reported Tuesday. The latest evidence brings the number of current and former workers apparently implicated in the snooping scandal to 68, the Los Angeles Times reported. The additional...

Dade City Nurse's Aid Charged In ID Theft Involving Patient

Lisa A. Davis of The Tampa Tribune reports: A 46-year-old nurse’s aid was arrested Friday by Dade City police, accused of stealing a patient’s identity to obtain credit cards. Marius Volcilla Cheatum “used her position” to get personal information from a resident at The Edwinola Retirement Community, 14325 Edwinola Way, and then was issued...

Woman, her ID now unknown, sought for prescription fraud

Police in Hampton are looking for a woman who they’d previously arrested for prescription fraud, only to discover after her release that the identification she provided was false. It turns out that the ID she provided belonged to a victim of identity theft. The department issued the following news release with details about the...