Friday, November 7, 2014

Hospital Insiders Fired for Ebola Privacy Breaches

A Nebraska hospital fired two staff members for violating the privacy of a man that was being treated for Ebola.

The workers unauthorized accessed the patient's medical records. The hospital noted that the employees' actions violated federal patient privacy regulations, leading to their firing and "other corrective action."

"Prying eyes in health care an all too common problem." - LiveWellInNebraska.com
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Sources:
(a) Omaha hospital workers fired over Ebola privacy - www.OnLineAthens.com, 09/26/2014

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