The Detroit Med­i­cal Cen­ter has no­ti­fied 1,529 pa­tients of a pro­tected health in­for­ma­tion breach.

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The DMC was no­ti­fied by a staffing agency that one of the agency’s em­ploy­ees al­legedly stole pro­tected health in­for­ma­tion and pro­vided it to unau­tho­rized in­di­vid­u­als not af­fil­i­ated with the hos­pi­tal. The breach af­fected pa­tients at a DMC fa­cil­ity from March 2015 to May 2016. The hos­pi­tal said it has filed a com­plaint with law en­force­ment re­gard­ing the breach and is co­op­er­at­ing in an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Af­ter be­com­ing aware of the breach, the hos­pi­tal said it re­viewed all elec­tronic health records of af­fected pa­tients, ter­mi­nated the em­ployee re­spon­si­ble for the breach and im­ple­mented changes to pre­vent fur­ther breaches.

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