Employee Terminated for Accessing Files
DATA LOSSMarch 11, 2011
Central Health has announced that it has terminated an employee for inappropriately accessing patient files. The Telegram reports that the employee accessed at least 80 reports on at least 19 people over a two-and-a-half year period. The health authority is in the process of notifying affected individuals, and Central Health's CEO said of the firing, "If we are going to be successful in protecting the private and confidential information of our client, we must enforce our policies." In 2010, Central Health made privacy training mandatory for every employee and recently hired a privacy manager and privacy analyst in order to better protect patient information.