University Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz., terminated three clinical-support staff members this week for inappropriately accessing confidential electronic health records, according to a statement on UMC's website.
Four dismissed for EHR snooping at Ariz. hospital
UMC is where victims of the Jan. 8 Tucson mass shooting, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), are being treated. Although the hospital did not specify whose records were viewed, the statement was posted on the disaster-response section of UMC’s website.
A nurse working under contract also was terminated by the nurse's employer, the UMC statement said.
UMC said it wasn't aware of any patient information being released publicly and that families of the patients whose EHRs were looked at have been notified. UMC said it has a zero tolerance policy on patient privacy violations.
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