Former Mayo Clinic employee wrongly viewed 1,600 patients' info: 4 details

Star Tribune

Joe Carlson

Mayo Clinic is notifying more than 1,600 patients that a former employee inappropriately accessed their health records, but apparently did not retain any information gleaned from them.

The Rochester-based health system said in a statement Monday afternoon that an unnamed health care worker looked at electronic "data elements" including patient names, demographic information, dates of birth, medical-record numbers, clinical notes and, in some cases, medical images.

"Access was...

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