Jan 302015
 

Samantha Allen reports: UMass Memorial Medical Group said Friday it is working with law enforcement after a former employee allegedly accessed billing records that contained credit card and debit card information, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and medical record numbers. The medical group, part of UMass Memorial Health Care, said it was given permission […]

Jan 302015
 

Trudie Mason reports: The Jewish General Hospital says it is taking very seriously a breach of patient confidentiality. Hospital documents blew out of the back of a truck on Highway 15 near Mirabel yesterday. One sheet of paper lodged on the windshield of a Laval woman who later retrieved it and was shocked to read […]

Jan 302015
 

ABC News reports that an unencrypted laptop that went missing from Riverside County Regional Medical Center in December may have contained personal information of nearly 7,900 patients. At first blush, this new report appeared to be an update of a breach disclosure the center made in June, when they reported notifying 563 patients of a missing laptop that […]

Jan 302015
 

Toni Clarke and Sharon Begley report: The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual’s genetic make-up. At the heart of the “precision medicine” initiative, announced on Friday by President Barack Obama, […]

Jan 292015
 

David Giles reports: A privacy breach of patient records is being investigated in Prince Albert, Sask. Officials with the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) say an employee accessed the personal health information of a “small number of patients.” Those patients affected have been notified by the region about the specific details of the privacy […]