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, according to the statement.
Families of the patients whose EHRs were viewed have been notified, and the center isn't aware of any patient information being released publicly, the statement noted. UMC has a zero-tolerance policy on patient privacy violations, according to the statement.
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