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Former Employee Breached Medical Records

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

February 17, 2012

A former employee of Capital District Health Authority has admitted to accessing medical files of patients without authorization, CBC News reports. Between 2005 and 2011, as many as 120 patient files may have been accessed by the former employee, the report states. Capital Health is notifying at least 105 affected patients. A hospital spokesman said, "We have a number of protections in place...If someone is going to disregard policy and access records inappropriately, we can't block that in the end."
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