Ca: Snooping privacy breach at Joseph Brant Hospital leaves more questions than answers

Joanna Frketich reports:

Oliver Rodd was in crisis in the emergency department when a nurse at Joseph Brant Hospital snooped in his electronic patient record.

The snooper was on the surgical floor where his girlfriend worked, looking at private information containing details about the 57-year-old Burlington man’s anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

“Somebody hacked into my medical history,” said Rodd. “Some nosy Rosie wanted to know the nitty-gritty.”

The troubling privacy breach on Aug. 31, 2015, has left more questions than answers despite an investigation by the office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and an ongoing examination by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

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