Friday, May 31, 2013

Privacy Breach by Nurse: Court Date Set

We previously reported that a nurse at Eastern Health in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, was charged with inappropriately accessing over 100 patient records.

The nurse's attorney has entered a not guilty plea and a court trial date has been set for September 2013.

"A former Eastern Health employee has pleaded not guilty to unlawfully obtaining health information...A September 2013 trial date has been set." - PHIprivacy.net
An investigation into the nurse's activities was initiated after a patient complained that someone knew too much about their medical information.

The hospital said they now routinely audit who is accessing patient records. Such auditing can now be accomplished easily with low-cost, on-demand SaaS privacy breach detection analytics.

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Sources:
(a) Court Date Set for Nurse Involved in Privacy Breach - PHIprivacy.net, 05/23/2013

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