FBI Investigating Privacy Breach At Iowa Hospital Chain

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A major hospital chain in Iowa on Wednesday said it has alerted the FBI after discovering that a contractor’s employee improperly accessed its electronic health records over the course of seven months, snooping on the records of 1,800 patients.

UnityPoint Health, which has ties to 30 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics, said an audit two months ago came across a suspicious pattern of access to patient data. That touched off a review in which an employee of a third-party company who was not allowed to access...
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