NZ: Fear patient data may have been stolen from Auckland DHBs

Tom Pullar-Strecker reports:

A data breach may have occurred at the organisation that provides health IT services to more than a third of the country, amid growing indications of a serious cyber-security incident.

A spokeswoman for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner said it was notified by Counties Manukau DHB of a possible data breach on Wednesday.

The notification was made by the DHB on behalf of HealthAlliance, which also provides the IT services used by Auckland, Waitemata and Northland district health boards.

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