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Four Health Workers Fired for Unauthorised Access

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

July 11, 2013

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) has announced that four staff members have been sacked for inappropriately accessing files, Stuff.co.nz reports. MDHB Deputy Chief Executive Mike Grant said staff members with access “read and complete a comprehensive declaration of confidentiality.” Grant added, “We have implemented a privacy awareness programme to reiterate confidentiality requirements and are upgrading our electronic records system, with patient privacy being an express and important factor."
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