PeaceHealth employee accessed patient information

Marissa Harshman reports:

Nearly 2,000 patients at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center are being notified that an employee unnecessarily accessed their private health information.

The Vancouver medical center discovered on Aug. 9 that the employee accessed electronic files containing protected health information, including patient names, ages, medical record and account numbers, admission and discharge dates, progress notes and diagnosis.

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