Sutter Health employees fired for ‘inappropriate access’ of medical records

Kayla Webster reports:

A Sutter Health spokesman confirmed that some health system employees were fired for accessing medical information without permission, after a television station reported that two employees were let go after searching the medical records of Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer.

Sutter spokesman Gary Zavoral declined to state how many employees were fired, and whose medical records they allegedly looked up.

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A good reminder that technology can help entities detect inappropriate access to patient files and to address it promptly.

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