OH: Trial begins for former ProMedica employee accused of illegally-accessing patient data

Amulya Raghuveer reports:

A trial has begun for a former ProMedica employee charged with unlawfully and intentionally gaining access to patient data at Bay Park Hospital.

Jamie Knapp was indicted in April 2015 on charges of obtaining individually identifiable health information and unauthorized access of a protected computer.

The respiratory therapist is alleged to have accessed a patient’s health information on a hospital computer between the dates of May 10, 2013 to March 25, 2014. The protected computer contained electronic health records of approximately 596 patients at Bay Park Hospital.

Read more on NBC24.  ProMedica recently disclosed other instances of employee snooping at two of its other hospitals. I wonder what software solutions they are deploying or not deploying to try to prevent this problem.

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