NZ: Privacy review at Wellington Hospital after staffer caught snooping on records

Back in December, I noted an alleged breach at Wellington Hospital that was being investigated, but the name of the employee wasn’t provided, so it’s not clear whether that report is related to a new report out today by Ben Weather:

A Wellington Hospital staff member has left after being caught accessing 33 patients’ records.

The breaches have sparked an independent privacy review of the Capital & Coast District Health Board’s privacy practices, which recommended more thorough auditing, restrictions on access to electronic medical files, and better staff training.

A report, released under the Official Information Act, revealed the investigation occurred after a former colleague claimed the woman had been snooping into her electronic medical records.

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