Medical records of 1,216 Upstate University Hospital patients breached by former employee

James T. Mulder reports:

An Upstate University Hospital employee inappropriately accessed the medical records of 1,216 patients without a work or job-related reason.

Upstate announced it is contacting affected patients and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about the privacy breach.

The former employee accessed the records between Nov. 3, 2016 and Oct. 23, 2017. The breach was discovered Sept. 12.

Upstate said it does not believe any patient information was printed, redirected or misused by the employee.

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h/t, “Russy”

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