Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2nd Business Assoc. (Transcription) Breach Hits Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

For the second time this year, patients at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center have been affected by a health information breach involving a business associate.

In the latest incident, the hospital is notifying more than 1,700 patients of a breach in which Professional Transcription Co. mistakenly posted clinical reports on its website for up to 10 months. The company, which transcribes physicians' dictated reports, posted patient names, medical record numbers, hospital account numbers, dates of birth, diagnoses and other clinical information on the site. The information, however, did not include addresses, Social Security numbers or financial information, the hospital said.

1 comment:

Karl said...

That might cause a lot of problems in the future. They should definitely tighten their security even more. These information are very confidential, that's why they should do something about the issue.

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