Ca: 197 patient health records ‘inappropriately accessed’ by provincial employee — for birthday cards

Bryce Hoye reports:

A former government employee wasn’t up to anything nefarious when she peeked at the private health records and home addresses of Manitoba patients — she just wanted to know where to send her love and birthday wishes.

A spokesperson with Manitoba Health said an internal investigation is underway after 197 patient health records were “inappropriately accessed” by the employee.

Names, dates of birth and addresses were accessed electronically by the employee, who was not authorized to view the information. Other details, such as medical bills, diagnoses, prescriptions, hospitalizations and visits to the doctor, were not viewed, the province said.

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