Ex-hospital employee swipes 1,000 patient records
Insider attack; Stolen credentials; Unauthorized use of employer’s data
The “face sheets” taken by the former Broward Health Medical Center employee contain names, addresses, birthdates, insurance policy numbers and reasons for visits.
Some 960 patients treated between October and December 2012 at Broward Health's main Fort Lauderdale 719-bed hospital will be notified by mail.
"Face sheets do not contain test results. We have no indication that medical records were compromised or are at risk," Broward Health officials stated.
The medical center learned of the breach from federal and local law enforcement authorities. Since June, Broward Health has been cooperating with an ongoing investigation.
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Healthcare and Public Health
October 18, 2013
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Link to report
location of breach
Florida, United States
location of perpetrators
date breach occurred
Some point between Dec. 2012 and June 2013
date breach detected