Patients at Tampa General Hospital notified of breach

It would appear that there’s been another breach involving Tampa General Hospital that may link to a tax refund fraud scheme. Jacqueline Ingles reports:

Some patients at Tampa General Hospital face the possibility of having their identities stolen after private information made it into the wrong hands.


According to hospital officials, on May 24, a University of South Florida health employee was pulled over by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies.  A search of the car turned up protected health information that the employee was not authorized to possess nor should have had access to.

John Dunn with TGH says that information included social security numbers, names, birth dates and medical record numbers.  However, no medical records were found.


It is not known how this employee got their hands on the records or how many patients are impacted, Dunn said.

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