Adventist Health Faces Lawsuit Over Data Breach Affecting More Than 763K

Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System/Sunbelt has been slammed by a class action lawsuit for allegedly failing to safeguard the protected health information of more than 763,000 patients in its electronic database, according to a Health IT Security report.

Richard Fairdoth, a former patient of the health system that operates as Florida Hospital in 22 locations throughout the state, filed his complaint in the Orlando Division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

According to the complaint, Adventist allegedly failed to prevent emergency room workers from selling access to the patient data. Dale Munroe, a former employee, allegedly began receiving payments from outside sources for patient data in 2009. He was fired after the health system became aware of the scheme in 2011.

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