HealthCare NZ 'sorry' for privacy breach

APNZ and The Herald report:

A memo advising HealthCare New Zealand staff to be careful with client files was among more than 50 patient health records and documents found on a Christchurch street.

The documents were found on the street in Merivale on Saturday afternoon after they were taken from a HealthCare NZ employee’s private car which had been broken into about three weeks earlier.


The records mainly belong to elderly patients, and include information such as medical dosages and prescriptions, but also notes from staff on how to access some clients’ houses and the hours they are normally home.

So once again, documents with PII or PHI were left in an unattended vehicle? When, oh when, will people learn?

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