Computer Medical Records Breached At Grey Bruce Health Services

Grey Bruce Health Services has completed an investigation into a privacy breach.

This investigation was initiated after four individuals came forward with concerns about access to personal information within their electronic medical records.

Results of the investigation indicate that a former employee inappropriately accessed the electronic medical records of 246 individuals over a seven-year period from January 2008 to September 2015.

All individuals involved in the privacy breach have been notified in writing, and a summary of the investigation has been given to the province’s information and privacy commissioner.

This privacy breach does not impact any test results or diagnosis.

This breach involves one individual who accessed electronic medical records for no work-related reason and appears to be related to personal curiosity.

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