Thursday, September 13, 2018
Is This The Biggest Threat To Keeping Your Information Private If You Sign Up For The myHR.
This appeared last week:Regina Titelius PerthNow September 2, 2018 2:00AM
DOZENS of snooping hospital staff have been caught accessing patient medical records without proper authority.
The 40 breaches of patient confidentiality under the State’s Health Services Act occurred between 2014-15 and 2016-17.
Not a single staff member lost their job as a result of the privacy breaches.
Discipline involved counselling, written warnings, a formal reprimand, “improvement action” and training.
The highest number of cases, 14, were at South Metropolitan Health Service, which includes Fiona Stanley, Rockingham, Fremantle and Murray District hospitals.
Scandal-plagued North Metropolitan Health Service, which includes Sir Charles Gairdner, King Edward Memorial and Graylands hospitals, as well as Joondalup Health Campus, had 13 incidents, including eight alone in 2016-17.
The remainder were at East Metropolitan Health Service (10 breaches of patient confidentiality), Children and Adolescent Health Service (two) and WA Country Health Service (one).
This information on the cases was provided to The Sunday Times only after Health Minister Roger Cook was made aware the Department of Health repeatedly refused to provide details.
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What can you say. People just love to snoop just a little, and with the myHR audit trail not really able to finger individuals – just organisations – I reckon it is likely to be open slather – considering how many access points there will be!
What do you think?
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Thursday, September 13, 2018