Patient records breached 8 times in last year, confirms N.W.T. health dept. – CBC

Sep 29, 2016

1 case involved ‘snooping,’ 5 cases were deemed accidental, 2 cases were found to be intentional

Over the last year, there have been eight privacy breaches of patients’ information, according to the N.W.T. health department.

A CBC investigation has found that nationwide the personal health information of hundreds of patients is breached every year, but many provinces don’t have legislation in place that requires hospitals, doctors and other health care providers to notify the people affected.

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