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Ca: Horizon employee fired after ‘significant privacy breach’ at Charlotte County Hospital

Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon reports: A Horizon Health Network employee has been fired after they “inappropriately accessed” the personal health information of 1,251 people at Charlotte County Hospital in St. Stephen, N.B., allegedly “out of curiosity.” In a statement, Horizon’s vice-president of quality and patient-centred care, Margaret Melanson, describes the situation as a “significant privacy breach.”...

Mayo Clinic faces lawsuits over nude patient image snooping

Kristen Leigh Painter reports an update to a previously reported insider-wrongdoing breach: Mayo Clinic is facing three lawsuits from patients who say a former surgery resident, Ahmad Alsughayer, viewed hundreds of their nude photographs in electronic medical records despite having no professional reason to go into their files. Alsughayer, who is 28 and has...

Ca: Mounties suspected person leaking secrets had high-level computer access, search warrants show

Scott Anderson and Andrew Culbert report: The RCMP suspected someone senior in its ranks was offering to spill secrets, but still didn’t know the identity of the alleged leaker for several months after they first learned highly confidential information about investigations had been compromised. The revelation is contained in court documents unsealed late last...

Former Cedar Rapids Hospital Employee Sentenced for Accessing Ex-Boyfriend’s Medical Records

A former Cedar Rapids hospital employee, who wrongfully accessed and distributed her ex-boyfriend’s medical records, was sentenced on June 14, 2021.  Jennifer Lynne Bacor, age 41, from Las Vegas, Nevada, received probation after pleading guilty to one count of wrongfully obtaining individually identifiable health information under false pretenses. In a plea agreement, Bacor admitted...

Former Chiropractor Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud Charges that She Schemed to Defraud Health Insurers Out of $2.2 Million

A former Orange County chiropractor was found guilty by a jury today of federal criminal charges accusing her of defrauding health insurers by fraudulently submitting and causing to be billed $2.2 million in billings for chiropractic services never provided, bogus medical diagnoses, office visits that never occurred, and medical devices falsely prescribed. Susan H....