South Mediterranean countries should be aware of the “necessity” associated with the protection of personal data. These policies are not used adequately when cases such as identity theft, loss or theft of personal data are filed every day.
The exposed files contained patient information, including name, address, date of birth, medical record number, hospital or medical group, patient account number, health-related information and claim information.
The government is also planning to develop a Digital Age Policy over the next two years using $6.2 million in funding that will also be used to “position Australia as a world leader in regulating the digital economy”.
The IG reports found new EHR sometimes failed to indicate to providers that patients were flagged as being at high risk of suicide and gave VA providers an incomplete picture of patients’ health care data. Auditors also found health care providers’ requests for patients to receive lab work through the new EHR platform didn’t always reach the facility’s laboratory.
A security notice, submitted to the attorney general of Maine on March 4 by law firm Clark Hill on behalf of DRH, stated that the impacted data might include patients' name, date of birth, Social Security number, limited treatment information and medical appointment information such as date of service and name of providers.
The breach occurred when a misconfigured web setting allowed search engines to index internal webpages. The website leaked medical claim information, demographic details, and some Social Security numbers.