Allina Medical Records Breach 28 Oct 13

Allina Health is notifying nearly 4,000 patients that a certified medical assistant from one of their clinics viewed their electronic medical records without permission. Though the breach occurred at the Inver Grove Heights Clinic, not all of the affected patients were seen there, as the electronic medical records system covers the entire Allina Health system. The company says the employee, who has since been fired, had unauthorized access to patient records between February 2010 and September 2013.  Allina Health sent letters explaining the breach to affected patients on Friday.