Ca: Personal information of 3 QEH patients compromised by employee: P.E.I. Privacy Commissioner

Steve Bruce reports:

An employee at Charlottetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital inappropriately accessed the private health information of three patients, according to a new report published by P.E.I.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Commissioner Karen Rose’s report on the privacy breach and how it was handled follows a complaint last summer to Health PEI by one of the patients, and a subsequent audit and investigation by the agency.

“Health PEI’s audit … confirmed that the employee accessed electronic medical records of three individuals, and that the access was not necessary for the employee’s job,” Rose wrote in her report.

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