Vitalité Health Network informs patients of privacy breach

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Auditor takes home 16 CDs worth of personal tax informationThe Vitalité Health Network is informing some patients their personal medical records were accessed without authorization. The privacy breach was discovered over a year ago.

A doctor with the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre gained unauthorized access to the files using two hospital computers between Sept. 6, 2010 and Nov. 30, 2012, the letter signed by Vitalité CEO Rino Volpé states.

The compromised information could include the reason a patient was referred, the types of tests or examinations the patient underwent, the results, and the diagnosis, according to the three-page letter.

It could also include their medicare number, as well as demographic information, such as name, age, address, and telephone number.

There were 142 incidents of unathorised access.

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