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Patient Records Breached at Rural Clinic

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

September 14, 2012

Eastern Health has announced that the private medical data of approximately 46 patients has been violated at an unnamed rural clinic, CBC News reports. As a result, one employee has been fired and another has resigned. Eastern Health has informed all patients involved of the violation. In a separate incident, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the authority. Eastern Health’s CEO said, “while we do continue to identify these serious breaches, it is my belief that the number of employees who inappropriately access patient records are in a minority.”
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