Lost or Missing

NZ: Patient documents missing, reportedly lost in ‘a gust of wind’

Joanne Carroll reports: A health board employee  is under investigation after “misplacing” hundreds of patients’ medical information – some of which are still missing. The Canterbury and West Coast District Health Board only became aware of what it calls a “potential privacy breach” when a member of the public found some of the documents...

MA: McLean Hospital to Implement New Security and Training Programs After Data Breach Exposed Sensitive Health Information

There’s a follow-up to a 2015 breach that was previously reported on this blog.  Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey made the announcement yesterday: BOSTON — McLean Hospital Corporation will implement new security and training programs and pay a total of $75,000 to resolve claims that it exposed the personal and health information of more than 1,500 people, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. ...