HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Eyewitness News has learned that 16 employees of the Harris County Hospital District - most of whom worked at Ben Taub General Hospital - were fired last week for allegedly looking through patients' confidential medical information.
The fired employees range from supervisors to assistants. A source tells Eyewitness News some of the information accessed is that of a Ben Taub doctor who was robbed and shot late last month.
According to a source, they were all interested in just one patient, Dr. Stephanie Wuest, a first-year medical resident who was shot multiple times late last month during an attempted robbery. She was taken to Ben Taub, where she also works. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=7137559
MIAOULIS NOTE: The hospital took strong action, but all hospitals should review their audit trails, sanction processes and training to determine if they are adequate. Important to note EVERYTIME you have a breach, ask yourself, has MY organization done enough to prevent this? What more should we do to prevent this in the future.