UMC has patient privacy leak – has been selling patient data

Private information about accident victims treated at University Medical Center has apparently been leaking for months, the Sun has learned, allegedly so ambulance-chasing attorneys could mine for clients.

Sources say someone at UMC is selling a compilation of the hospital’s daily registration forms for accident patients. This is confidential information — including names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and injuries — that could also be used for identity theft.

via UMC has patient privacy leak – Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 | 2 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun.