NC: Wake Forest Baptist medical records found in rental home owned by employee
Richard Craver reports:
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said Wednesday that it has fired an employee who had boxes of medical records and documents in a home she owns.
Wake Forest Baptist, in a statement, did not identify the employee. According to Forsyth County tax records, the home is owned by Linda-Carolyn Bowden Turner, who could not be reached for comment.
The Winston-Salem Journal is not disclosing the address because it is possible there are more boxes with medical paperwork in the cluttered home and a shed.[…]
According to FOX8, and confirmed by Savage, some of the records uncovered listed phone numbers, full names, Social Security numbers, Medicaid numbers, medical histories, diagnoses and medications.[…]
Savage said, and FOX8 reported, that the documents appeared to contain thousands of confidential medical records that dated back at least 10 years.
Read more in Winston-Salem Journal.
Additional coverage on Fox8.