Friday, August 21, 2015

Hospital Employees Fired for VIP Snooping

A Virginia hospital has disciplined, or in some cases fired, fourteen employees for snooping on the medical records of a high profile patient.

These fourteen employees were found to have inappropriately accessed the patient’s medical records without any clinical reason for doing so. The hospital, in accordance with HIPAA regulations, prohibits employees from accessing medical records if they are not directly involved in that patient’s care.

"Fourteen employees were found in violation of a patient’s privacy rights."
- The Roanoke Times
The hospital stated they "find out about patient privacy concerns through complaints or by monitoring high-profile patients’ medical records." Rather than depend on third parties or just monitoring VIPs, healthcare organizations can easily proactively detect all inappropriate activity by utilizing low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Carilion employees disciplined for violating patient privacy in high-profile case - www.Roanoke.com, 08/18/2015

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