Monday, June 27, 2011

Shoulder Surfer was fired (Medical Assistant)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A medical assistant at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was fired over an alleged privacy violation after she told superiors that a colleague inappropriately viewed a female patient's medical record.

The Des Moines Register reports that Shawn Sterner of North Liberty in March claimed she looked over the shoulder of a co-worker who was examining a female patient's file. She claimed the co-worker later told her the patient was a drug-user whose children had been taken away.

Miaoulis Note: Shoulder surfing is looking over the shoulder of someone logged in.  It also appears she then further violated privacy by discussing it.

1 comment:

medical billing specialist said...

In the news and according to reports, both were fired due to privacy violations for the patient files.