Hospitals Step Up Efforts To Safeguard Patient Records
California hospitals are taking steps to safeguard patients' electronic health records. Several area hospitals have recently disciplined and fired employees for prying into patients' records. Hospital officials maintain that unauthorized access is rare and that it is typically driven by curiosity, not the intent to share data or cause harm.
- "Hospitals Take Safeguarding Patient Records Seriously, But Snoops Still Look" (Correa, Fresno Bee, 3/23).