EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta Health Services (AHS) failed to properly protect the health information of more than 12,000 people according to Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.
We first learned of the issue more than two years ago. AHS had said a former employee improperly accessed hundreds of profiles using the ‘Netcare System’.
A further audit determined an additional 11,000 people had their demographic details viewed, 30 of them complained to commissioner Jill Clayton.
Spokesperson Scott Sibbald says they have asked AHS to improve the training for those with access to the digital files.
“We asked that AHS review whether there is proper access granted to that system and that auditing processes are up to speed”
Investigators also determined AHS failed to ensure the employee was aware of and adhered to safeguards around health information.