Two-hundred affected by hospital data breach

Series: PMC data breach | Story 2

About 200 patients at Petersburg Medical Center may have had their medical records viewed inappropriately in a data breach, said PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter in a prepared statement on KFSK on March 4.

PMC first became aware of the data breach when an employee told the hospital's compliance officer that another employee may be committing curiosity lookups. PMC employees are only allowed to look up a patient's medical record when their job requires them to do so, said Hofstetter.

The hospital immediately began an investigation into the allegations, and the employee in question was temporarily barred...


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