Thursday, January 5, 2012

Loma Linda hospital worker fired for taking home private records

The private medical records belonging to some 1,300 patients and/or their guarantors at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California were compromised when a former hospital employee violated policy and brought the data home.
What was the response? The worker was fired, and the hospital is investigating. Victims will receive one year of credit monitoring services.http://www.scmagazine.com/loma-linda-hospital-worker-fired-for-taking-home-private-records/article/221841/

2 comments:

medical billing specialist said...

This is indeed a violation of the patient medical records privacy act. The ruling and sanction was just.

all-on-four said...

I do hope the worker wasn't just fired. There should have been stiff sanctions or penalties. These are private records involved here.