Island Health says staff snooped on 198 patient files

Carla Wilson reports:

Island Health is once again notifying patients that their privacy has been breached.

Two Victoria-based employees looked at records of 198 patients from “a number of communities across Vancouver Island and beyond,” the organization said in a Monday statement. “Island Health’s investigation confirmed the employees used their access privileges to electronic health records about patients with whom they had no care relationship.”

The employees no longer work for Island Health, the statement said.

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