Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson Health System


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 1, 2012
geo: 
Miami , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

566

Breach Total Number: 
566
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A dishonest volunteer was caught passing patient information to people who used it to file fraudulent tax returns.  The volunteer used his smart phone to capture patient records while working in an emergency room.  Around 1,200 photos of 566 patient records were found on his phone. The breach was discovered when three men were caught using free wi-fi at McDonald's to file fraudulent tax returns in March.

UPDATE (01/11/2013): Jackson Health banned volunteers from using cell phone in patient areas in order to prevent similar events from occurring.