Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Fires Employees for Snooping on Medical Records

HIPAA Journal reports:

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita, CA has fired several employees for snooping on the medical records of the Saugus High School shooter.


On November 14, 2009, a student of Saugus High School shot five students, killing two before turning the pistol on himself. The shooter was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital where he died the following day.

An analysis of system activity logs revealed several employees at the hospital had viewed the medical records of the shooter.

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