RQRHA did not adequately protect health information

Pamela Cowan reports:

The Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (RQRHA) failed to follow provisions of the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) in a 2010 privacy breach, according to Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Gary Dickson’s office began an investigation into the Regina breach after 15 addressograph cards – blue cards attached to patients’ charts when they go to a hospital for tests or admissions – were found on the ground near two facilities belonging to a document destruction company on May 20, 2010.

The cards contained personal information of patients who had been treated at the Pasqua and Regina General hospitals.

Read more on Regina Post-Leader. You can access the full investigative report here (pdf)

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