Sep 302014
 

The Dominion Post reports: A breach of privacy by a patient in Hutt Hospital‘s emergency department has been referred to police. Hutt Valley District Health Board chief executive Graham Dyer has confirmed that on September 8 a patient was able to view information about other patients on an unattended computer. “As soon as this issue [...]

Sep 302014
 

Terrence T. McDonald reports: More than two months after a compact disc containing personal data of Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health patients went missing, hospital officials say the disc was found and no data was compromised.The CD, which was sent to an outside firm that reviews medical billing data back in June, was delivered earlier this month [...]

Sep 292014
 

Patrick Ouellette writes: A former Flowers Hospital lab technician was indicted in early September on charges that he stole eight patients’ protected health information (PHI) as part of an alleged tax fraud scheme from June 2013 to February 2014. As a result of the breach, five affected patients filed a punitive class-action lawsuit in federal court, referencing a violation [...]

Sep 292014
 

The University of Florida and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) are partners for the Texas Wellness Incentives and Navigation (WIN) Project for Medicaid patients. In a newly disclosed breach, the University of Florida, acting as a partner of the HHSC, sent letters to Houston area physicians requesting health records for WIN project [...]