Oh good grief, Saturday edition
Seen on Twitter:
BREAKING: Dutch hospital that just got fined 460.000 euro by Dutch DPA for staff snooping in medical files, is in the news today again: staff used medical files as grocery list. Left them in shopping cart supermarket. Compliance is a cultural issue!https://t.co/LhVELzgL8J #GDPR
— Jeroen Terstegge (@PrivaSense) September 7, 2019
A google translation of the linked article begins:
THE HAGUE – Detailed lists with names, dates of birth and ailments of patients from the HagaZiekenhuis location Leyweg have been used as a shopping list. Several A4 pages with patient transfers were then left in a shopping cart where they were found by someone who went shopping. Patients’ medication is also on the lists. “We are very shocked, and then I express myself softly,” says head of communications Marnix Beekmans of the Haga.
This is at least the second incident involving improper staff conduct. So who is training staff and should they still have their job? Using patient lists for grocery shopping generally involves some knowledge of what you are writing on. So are the staff involved in this being fired? If not, why not?