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How email warnings can stop snooping hospital employees

Becker's Health IT

Naomi Diaz

Email warnings were 95 percent effective in preventing healthcare employees from inappropriately accessing patient health information, according to an April 13 study published in JAMA.

Researchers conducted a nonrandomized controlled trial at a large academic medical center to understand the effectiveness of email warnings on reducing repeated unauthorized access to patient health information. Here's what they found:

- In the intervention group, who had email warnings, 4 out of 219 employees' repeated offenses occurred between 20 and 70 days after the initial unauthorized access.

- In the control group...

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