Ca: ‘Curiosity’ of Island Health employees led to privacy breach, probe reveals

Cindy E. Harnett reports:

An Island Health investigation has confirmed a privacy breach when two employees viewed the confidential electronic health records of 112 people to satisfy their personal curiosity.

In a statement Wednesday, Island Health said it has confirmed the employees “used their access privileges to the electronic health record for unauthorized reasons — that is to satisfy their curiosity about patients with whom they had no care relationship.”

The two employees no longer work for Island Health, but the health authority would not offer more details.

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