Yet again a tree fell down in the health IT forest and it didn’t make a sound.
But it should. One of the worst fears about health IT has been realized, and it’s probably just the tip of the iceberg.
Boston-based Codman Square Health Center reported to the Department of Health and Human Services last month that an employee of an outside vendor obtained unauthorized access to the health information exchange (HIE) in which Codman participates by using an employee’s access credentials, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com reported recently. The HIE, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), serves providers and plans throughout the region. Codman acknowledges on its website that the information accessed included names, addresses, dates of birth, gender, medical services, payer information, insurance information and possibly Social Security numbers. In other words, yet another major breach.Read More On www.fiercehealthcare.com
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