Snooping Will Cost You!

After a practicum student accessed personal health records of an ex-partner and his new girlfriend on numerous occasions, the Alberta Court ordered a fine of $6,000.00, along with community service.

Privacy Breach Responses: A different kind of CPR

Hands-on experience is critical training for medical professionals. For instance, an emergency room doctor involving a resident in direct patient care is imperative for young medical professionals to develop their skills. However, from a legal perspective, the...

Surprise (or Not): Patient Records are Confidential

Snooping occurs on a regular basis but few organizations are willing to deal with it. Whenever an individual, such as a doctor, a nurse, or a clinic staff member accesses a patient’s record without a work-related need, this is considered snooping. Unless an employee...

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