A Vicksburg Healthcare employee was fired for improperly accessing a co-worker's medical record. The worker sued the hospital for discrimination and retaliation but the court rejected those arguments.
The court "concluded that the plaintiff’s termination for violating HIPAA and refusing to admit doing so was legitimate and nondiscriminatory." - www.HealthcareWorkplaceUpdate.com, Jackson and Lewis Law FirmDetailed audit reports of every employees' actions across a hospital's multiple systems can be critical for litigation, especially when discrimination charges are involved. Such reports, with relevant summaries and drill downs, are now possible with low-cost on-demand SaaS Identity and Access Intelligence analytics.
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(a) Hospital Worker Fails To Show That Termination For HIPAA Violation Was Discriminatory - www.healthcareworkplaceupdate.com, 06/18/2013