Montefiore fires employee for EHR snooping

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

New York City-based Montefiore Health System began notifying some patients Jan. 29 that their protected health information has been illegally accessed by a former employee.

The health system said the incident occurred between June and November 2020, according to the Jan. 29 notice published on its website. Montefiore deactivated the employee's access to the EHR as soon as it discovered the situation.

Patient information breached included first and last names, medical record numbers, addresses, dates of birth and the last 4 digits of Social Security numbers. Some clinical information such as test results and diagnoses may have also been inappropriately collected.

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