NZ: Sacked Waikato medics snooped into patient files

Aaron Leaman reports:

Prying into patient files cost two Waikato Hospital staff their jobs and prompted two others to resign.

Twelve privacy or confidentiality breaches have been committed by Waikato staff since 2012. Offences range from unauthorised snooping on medical records, to misdirected emails.

Patient privacy came under the spotlight earlier this month after Auckland District Health Board announced it was investigating a possible privacy breach of former Silver Fern Tania Dalton’s patient file.

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