Alberta Health System investigating alleged privacy breach by 48 Calgary employees

Erica Stark reports:

At least one health care worker has been fired and dozens more are facing disciplinary action after allegedly improperly accessing a patient’s information, a claim that the nurse’s union is disputing.

Forty-eight employees of Alberta Health Services are under investigation by the health authority and the privacy commissioner after a routine audit revealed suspicious activity in the AHS electronic systems, according to a statement from CEO and president Vickie Kaminski.

“Recently, 48 employees at South Health Campus and across the Calgary Zone were found to have inappropriately accessed a patient’s information,” Kaminski said.

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