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On-the-Spot Intervention 95% Effective in Reducing Healthcare Employees’ Unauthorized Access to Protected Health Information (PHI)

The following is a press release from Protenus. As a reminder/disclosure: DataBreaches.net compiles data and performs some data analytic services for Protenus’s Breach Barometer each year.  Protenus is pleased to announce a recent study found that on-the-spot interventions for healthcare employees who inappropriately accessed PHI were 95% effective in preventing repeat offenses. The article, “Effectiveness...

Montgomery County and Florida Women Convicted of Hacking One’s Former Employer and Attempting to Extort Them

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Frances Marie Eddings, 68, of Orlando, FL, and Jude Denis, 54, of Wyncote, PA, were convicted after trial in the Allentown Federal Courthouse of accessing a computer system without authorization for pecuniary gain from a non-profit charity organization. In September 2019, the defendants were...

Ca: Two staff fired for patient privacy breaches at Campbellford Memorial Hospital

Greg Davis reports: Two employees at Campbellford Memorial Hospital have been released following recent privacy breaches, the hospital announced Friday afternoon. The hospital in the Municipality of Trent Hills says it “discovered and confirmed” two employees had “inappropriately” accessed patient information affecting approximately 500 individuals. Both employees have been “dismissed.” Read more at Global News.

Ca: St. Joe’s fires employee who snooped into medical records of 49 patients ‘out of curiosity’

Sebastian Bron reports: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has fired an employee who inappropriately snooped into the medical records of four dozen patients. The massive privacy breaches spanned more than a year and saw 49 patients’ personal health information — think names, medical record numbers, ethnicities, family doctors, birthdays, phone numbers and addresses — exposed to...