WRHA Says Patient Information Stolen from Nurse’s Vehicle

WRHA Says Patient Information Stolen from Nurse’s Vehicle

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - WRHAThe Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is apologizing after they say patient information was stolen from a nurse’s parked vehicle on January 14.

A bag containing the nurse’s schedule of activities was lifted while she was on-duty as part of the WRHA Community Intravenous Program.

Between January 14-21, the WRHA identified 67 clients who may have been affected and contacted them.

A police report has also since been filed.

“The WRHA takes client and patient privacy very seriously,” a statement read. “Every staff person within the region attends obligatory training on privacy of health information and signs a Pledge of Confidentiality. The Region also has policies and procedures designed to prevent these types of incidents from occurring.”

This isn’t the first time the WRHA has been sloppy with how it guards a patient’s privacy. In 2014, a laptop was stolen from a doctor’s office containing personal health information for 322 patients. Last May, a pharmacist snooped on patient data and accessed records for 56 patients while working at the Grace Hospital.


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