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Canada Dashboard Digest | Hospital employee inappropriately accessed PHI of 353 patients Related reading: A look at ISO's new privacy management standard





A long-term employee at P.E.I.’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown has been terminated for inappropriately accessing the personal health information of 353 patients, the Guardian reports. Health P.E.I.’s acting chief executive officer, Denise Lewis Fleming, said this is the organization’s first privacy issue of this size and that Health P.E.I. does not have any reason to believe that patients’ PHI has been further compromised. Victims of the data breach have been contacted by mail. Fleming said that Health P.E.I. would be working with staff to “ensure that they understand their duty to maintain the integrity of patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality that includes appropriate access of personal health information.”
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