This UK registered nurse accessed the records of a patient that was not under her care several times between February and April 2013. She has been dismissed and her license has been suspended for 18 months.
"[She] used her privileged position to breach Trust confidentiality policies when she accessed and attempted to access Patient A’s medical records." - The NHS Foundation TrustUnfortunately it seems the breach was discovered by the patient when she saw a social media posting and requested an investigation. Rather than have a third party detect breaches healthcare organizations can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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(a) Newcastle nurse sacked after snooping on medical records and discussing them on social media - www.ChronicleLive.co.uk, 002/04/2015