Molly Rosbach reports:
Virginia Mason Memorial hospital sent out letters last week to 419 of its past emergency room patients, alerting them of a privacy violation.
A routine internal audit revealed that from roughly October to January, 21 employees at the hospital had improperly accessed those patients’ records.
Read more on The Yakima Herald.
A statement by the hospital’s administrator’s caught my eye, though:
Belliston and Myers emphasized that this was not an information security problem; the hospital was not hacked from the outside.
Not an information security problem? Really? I wouldn’t put it that way.