UCI hospital records hacked
The UC Irvine Medical Center said an employee improperly viewed medical information for nearly 5,000 patients.
Spokesman John Murray said Thursday that the re- cords were accessed through the hospital’s computer system between 2011 and March of this year.
The information included patient names, addresses and physical details, medical record numbers and health information such as diagnoses, medications and test results.
Murray said it doesn’t appear the employee saw Social Security or credit card information. He also said the worker apparently didn’t remove or share any information.
However, the hospital is offering patients a year of free credit card monitoring and identity theft protection.
Murray said the employee was disciplined and police are investigating.