Medical data of 150 Toronto hospital patients allegedly used to extort money from company

Katherine DeClerq reports:

A Toronto hospital says that roughly 150 patients have been impacted by a data breach after a third-party employee allegedly stole medical reports in an effort to extort money from their company after being let go.

According to a letter sent on Sept. 30 by a privacy and information access specialist at Unity Health Toronto, a network of Catholic hospitals in the city, the incident involves an outside company used to transcribe clinical notes dictated by physicians working at St. Michael’s Hospital.

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