Tally of improperly accessed UCLA patient records tops 1,000

Rong-Gong Lin II reports:

The number of patients whose hospital records were improperly accessed by employees at the UCLA Hospital System has topped 1,000, state officials said Wednesday.

Kathleen Billingsley, director of the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Healthcare Quality, said the records of 1,041 patients have been breached, up from 939 in the state’s last report in August.

The total number of UCLA workers who have been disciplined for breaching patient records now stands at 165, up from 127 since August.

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