UCI hos­pi­tal records hacked

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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