A multi-year data breach is now under investigation at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. The breach was allegedly orchestrated by a staffer who had access to confidential patient as employee information.
During the summer of this year, employees had reported unpaid balances to their insurance plans for prescription medicine. A healthcare system official said in a statement in August that they became aware of the issue earlier in the month.
Further investigation identified that they alleged mastermind has acquired patient records in a manner consistent with her job functions. The patient information that was breached contained the names, birth record information, driver’s license numbers, clinic and insurance information and potentially their Social Security numbers.
In a statement from St. Francis Health System – “St. Francis is concerned that the access of the medical records could possibly indicate unlawful behavior,” officials said.