NZ: Breach confirms TestSafe privacy fears

Jodi Yeats of New Zealand Doctor Online reports:

A data breach in Auckland’s controversial regional lab tests repository has confirmed health sector fears about regional databases.

A phone call from a patient in late May alerted Auckland regional DHBs to privacy breaches in Auckland’s controversial regional community laboratory results repository, TestSafe, affecting 150 patients.

The patient was attending an outpatient clinic when a doctor referred to test results her GP had ordered. The patient knew the consultant shouldn’t be able to see her results, because she had phoned the 0800 LABSAFE number and requested all her test results be suppressed.

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