Riverside Medical Group, a large group practice of Newport News, Va.-based Riverside Health System, is offering 919 patients credit and identity theft monitoring services after discovering a licensed professional nurse had inappropriately accessed their electronic health records during the past four years.
The breach was found during a random audit conducted on November 1, 2013. The organization already was working with security vendor FairWarning to implement new audit software that would expand its audit capabilities, including more automated flagging of suspect activity. With more than 5,000 users of the EHR, we need to do more auditing of more users, says Peter Glagola, a spokesperson for the delivery system.
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