Covenant – Saginaw fires employee who improperly accessed 6,000 patients’ records
Brianna Owczarzak & Kate Nadolski report that an employee who improperly accessed thousands of patients’ files was fired after the Covenant in Saginaw detected the improper access through an audit:
The hospital sent letters to more than 6,000 individuals who may have been affected.
One of those people is Gabriella Economous.
“I received a letter from Covenant and it was in regards to my son saying that someone had accessed his records with his medical treatment, where we live, personal info, driver license numbers,” Economous said.
The incidents occurred between Feb. 1, 2016 and Nov. 21, 2016.
Read more on Crossroads Today. Although it sounds like a snooping incident, they don’t seem to actually say what the employee’s motivation was and whether there is any evidence that data were copied or exfiltrated. As of the time of this posting, there doesn’t seem to be a copy of the notification letter on their web site, so this post may be updated if more information becomes available.