Campbellford Memorial Hospital employee makes ‘unauthorized’ access to 3,500 patient records

Greg Davis reports:

Campbellford Memorial Hospital says an employee has apologized for making “unauthorized” access to more than 3,500 patients records.

Global News Peterborough has obtained a copy of one of the 3,500 letters sent to patients last week outlining a privacy breach at the hospital in the Municipality of Trent Hills.

In the letter, hospital chief privacy officer Erin Keogh says a clinician “mistakenly” thought they could access health records of patients not under their care for the purposes of their own clinical education.

It’s somewhat hard to believe that a clinician could have believed they could access records that way. It’s also somewhat hard to understand how the hospital neither prevented unauthorized access nor caught it sooner.

Read more at Global News.

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