August 5, 2008
Celeb Medical Record ‘Peeking’ Widespread
California officials say nearly twice as many UCLA Medical Center employees than previously thought have been peeking at celebrities' medical records.
A report from by the California Department of Public Health also found two nurses and an emergency room technician had called up the medical records of a well-known individual in April after medical center officials had warned employees against accessing celebrities' records, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
What we're seeing here is a clear pattern of repeated violations of patient medical records and patient confidentiality by UCLA, Kim Belshe, secretary of California's Health and Human Services Agency, told the Times. It is absolutely unacceptable.