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Terminated Employee Denies Wrongdoing

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

February 8, 2011

One of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics employees fired for breaching football players' medical records says she did nothing wrong, The Washington Post reports. The hospital announced last week it would fire three employees and suspend two others following an investigation, but one of the accused says another employee may have accessed the records and left the screen open on a shared computer. A hospital spokesman declined to comment but released the hospital's guiding document on privacy breach disciplinary action, which ranges from verbal reprimands to termination, depending on the number of records involved and if information was released. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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