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Hospital Employee Fired for Accessing Records

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June 15, 2012

A Nova Scotia hospital employee has been fired for inappropriately accessing hundreds of patient records, CBC News reports. Roseway Hospital in Shelburne is notifying 707 patients about the breach. “We became aware of some suspicious activity through the normal course of daily business,” South West Health spokesman Fraser Mooney said. “That greatly concerned us, so we conducted a thorough and very careful investigation, which included an audit of electronic records.” Mooney said South West Health is taking measures to prevent a future such incident.
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