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Employee Accessed Patient Records

DATA LOSS

November 5, 2010

Bluewater Health and the North Lambton Community Health Centre have notified and apologized to more than 100 patients for an incident where an employee inappropriately accessed their personal information, reports the Canadian Press. The employee, who no longer works for the facility, accessed OHIP numbers and records of hospital visits, prompting the hospital to review its practices on employee access to patient information. "Health information is private, and we will do everything we can to prevent this from happening in the future," said Kathy Bresett, executive director of the North Lambton Community Health Centre.
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