Transcriptionist accused of stealing patient records, attempted extortion: 4 details

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Unity Health Toronto, a Catholic hospital network in Canada, is alleging that a transcriptionist stole medical records and attempted to extort money for their return, according to a CTV News report.

Four details:

1. The health system's St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto hired a third-party company, Nuance Communications, to transcribe clinical notes. In May, the hospital said it found that a former company employee kept copies of several reports after transcribing them.

2. The transcriptionist is accused of...

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