Home
 
Login  
About Hospital Safety Center  
Career Center  
Contact Us
 
Subscribe  
       Free Resources
Hospital Safety Insider
E-Newsletter

 
Mac's Safety Space  
        News & Analysis
Healthcare Safety Leader  
Environment of Care Leader  
Forms and Checklists Library  

 

 

     
This is an excerpt from a member-only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe.

Healthcare’s "dirty little secret" can create a big security challenge

EMAIL THIS STORY | PRINT THIS STORY | SUBSCRIBE | ARCHIVES

December 1, 2008

In October 2007, a New Jersey hospital suspended 27 workers for accessing actor George Clooney’s confidential medical records after he’d been treated there following a motorcycle accident.

Elsewhere, a former employee of the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles was indicted in May on charges she accessed medical information on dozens of celebrity patients and sold that information to a media outlet.

And a 38-year-old Brooklyn man who worked in the admissions office at a prestigious New York City hospital was charged earlier this year with stealing and selling information about 50,000 patients.

In October 2007, a New Jersey hospital suspended 27 workers for accessing actor George Clooney’s confidential medical records after he’d been treated there following a motorcycle accident. Elsewhere, a former employee of the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles was indicted in May on charges she accessed medical information on dozens of celebrity patients and sold that information to a media outlet. And a 38-year-old Brooklyn man who worked in the admissions office at a prestigious New York City hospital was charged earlier this year with stealing and selling information about 50,000 patients.

This is an excerpt from a member-only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe.

Subscribe Now!
Sign up for our free e-newsletter
About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement | Contact Us
Copyright © 2020. Hospital Safety Center.