Large Hospital Breach Caused by Inside Inappropriate Access

Published
  • May 31 2013, 2:59pm EDT

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Suffolk, Va., is notifying about 5,000 patients after discovering a significant amount of inappropriate access to patients’ electronic health records from two employees inside the facility.

“During an April 2013 audit of a patient’s medical record, the health system identified suspicious access that prompted an investigation,” according to a notice the hospital issued. “The investigation revealed that two members of the patient care team accessed patients’ medical records in a manner that was inconsistent with their job functions and hospital procedures, and inconsistent with the training they received regarding appropriate access of patient medical records.”

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