Virginia Department of Health Professions Issues Statement on Potential Breach of Security for Prescription Monitoring Program

Virginia Department of Health Professions has issued a News Release regarding the potential breach of security for the Prescription Monitoring Program. The statement also indicates that there is an ongoing criminal investigation into the breach which occurred on April 30.

Also, the Virginia Department of Health Professions has issued a related Questions and Answers document.

I have been following the story the last couple of days and provide some analysis of the potential breach in this previous blog post.

UPDATE (5/13/09): iHealthBeat provides a good news update on the status of the data breach and  investigation.The article references articles from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Inquiry continues into hacking of state computers,” and “FBI expects Va. Hacker probel to take two more weeks.”