Kaiser terminates employee that inappropriately accessed 2,756 patients' records over 8 years

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States has reported an employee inappropriately accessed members' radiology records from 2012 to 2020.

"We recently learned that a former employee inappropriately accessed the radiology records of members who were patients in our radiology departments. Based on an investigation, we determined that the former employee's access was outside the scope of her job functions," the system said in a statement to Becker's.

The health system reported the breach to HHS on May 22 and has also begun notifying the 2,756 affected patients. Kaiser Permanente said in the statement that there is no evidence that the information...

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