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Healthcare data leak hits 3,200 patients

Healthcare data leak hits 3,200 patients
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Your doctors know the most private, personal information about you. And now there's been yet another leak of sensitive data.

Over 3,200 patients who saw doctors at the Orlando Health facilities Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and a small number of patients treated at Orlando Regional Medical Center, from January 2014 to May 2015, are thought to be affected by this breach.

A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, was found to have accessed thousands of patient record documents from an unauthorized personal computer. The Orlando Health Team found this breach while performing a routine patient record access audit on May 27, 2015.

The exact type of data breached and whether it was actually viewed by anyone outside of the hospital staff is still under investigation. However, we do know that the information released could include patient names, dates of birth, addresses, medications, medical tests and results, other clinical information as well as the last four digits of patients' Social Security numbers.

The Orlando Health team released a statement about the breach and explaining the incident and what they're doing to prevent this type of data breach in the future.

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