Ca: St. Joe’s fires employee who snooped into medical records of 49 patients ‘out of curiosity’

Sebastian Bron reports:

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has fired an employee who inappropriately snooped into the medical records of four dozen patients.

The massive privacy breaches spanned more than a year and saw 49 patients’ personal health information — think names, medical record numbers, ethnicities, family doctors, birthdays, phone numbers and addresses — exposed to a single staffer with system-access privileges.

St. Joe’s said in a statement to The Spectator on Wednesday the staff member was looking for information “out of a general sense of curiosity.”c

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