Insider Data Breaches Reported by Montefiore Medical Center and Mercy Health

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Two insider data breaches have been reported in the past few days by Montefiore Medical Center and Mercy Health. Both incidents involved an employee accessing patient information when there was no legitimate work-related reason for doing so.

Former Montefiore Medical Center Employee Accessed Patient Data for Billing Scam
Montefiore Medical Center in New York City has discovered a former employee accessed patient information as part of a billing scam. Patient names, medical record numbers, and surgery dates were viewed and used to create invoices for unused surgical products, in connection with a vendor.

Montefiore Medical Center discovered the fraud after...

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