Ca: Patient privacy breach at Aberdeen Hospital revealed

CBC News reports:

The Pictou County Health Authority is apologizing to dozens of people whose health records may have been viewed by an unauthorized health care professional.

The privacy violation occurred in August when a person, who is not a Pictou County Health Authority employee, job shadowed another employee without approval at Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow.

The health authority said 39 inpatient electronic health records were accessed during the job shadowing on Aug. 24 and there’s no way to know which ones were actually viewed inappropriately.

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