IT: Guarantor for privacy: two hospitals and one AUSL sanctioned

Marco De Felice reports:

The Guarantor for privacy has sanctioned two hospitals and an AUSL, they had communicated medical information to the wrong people.

The three structures fined are the Sienese University Hospital , the University Hospital of Parma and the Romagna Local Health Authority . The two hospitals received a fine of €10,000, while for the Romagna AUsl the fine was €50,000.

… In all three cases, the errors are attributable to hospital staff as a result of inadequate procedures and common material errors.

Read more about the breaches and monetary penalties on SuspectFile. The breach involving the AUSL Romagna was one of those privacy breaches that really are serious as can harm patients.

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