Security Breach at Erlanger Health System has Families Upset

Reported by: Alisha Searl
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Updated: 4/05/2013 7:24 pm
87 families received notification from Erlanger Health System, saying their child's medical records were found outside the hospital.

We caught up with one of the families affected by phone.

Shane Wright says, "This information included his name, address, phone number, diagnosis."

And even his social security number.

Erlanger says an incident happened on or around January 14th of this year.

They tell us they are working with local law enforcement officers and security experts right now to figure out more.

Wright adds, "I think we felt as though an organization of that magnitude should have more precautionary measures in place to prevent such malicious activity from occuring."

In Erlanger's letter to Wright, it says in order to prevent this from happening again, they have enhanced physical security and security training for their staff.

Wright adds, "I also think Erlanger should educate their employees on identity fraud, just make sure they're aware of how detrimental this could be potentially to one's personal lives by allowing information to get into the wrong hands."

The Wright's say they have already contacted an attorney because they want to protect their child's identity.

In the meantime, they will wait on more answers from Erlanger.

Wright says, "If this was not an accident, we just hope that those who are in the wrong are brought to justice."

Erlanger tells us to date, they are unaware of any suspicious or unauthorized use of any information.
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