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Healthcare Breaches, Workers Resign

DATA LOSS—U.S.

December 12, 2012

Two managers at Jackson Health System in Florida have resigned under pressure after an alleged breach in its obstetrics unit in October, reports The Miami Herald. The hospital’s chief executive wrote a memo to county political leaders stating, “While no patients were harmed as a result of this incident, we concluded that Jackson policies were indeed violated,” adding, “Appropriate reports were made to regulatory agencies.” Meanwhile, North Carolina-based Carolinas HealthCare System is notifying 5,600 patients that their information may have been compromised when a hacker obtained e-mails from a provider’s account. While most of the e-mails did not contain personal information, Social Security numbers and medical information were included in some, the report states.
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