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Erroneous Fax Results in Patient Data Breach


November 8, 2013

A dialing error at eHealth Saskatchewan has resulted in a fax containing 18 results being sent to a private residence rather than the intended physician, the Prince Albert Daily Herald reports. The affected patients are being notified of the breach. The documents have since been disposed of and the incident has been reported to the Saskatchewan Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. “This kind of thing does periodically happen,” said eHealth Saskatchewan’s CEO. “It is certainly not something we like to have happen and eHealth takes full responsibility for the error. We really do regret any concerns or any difficulties that may have happened as a result.”
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