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    Associated Press: Hospital employees post patients’ pictures on Web site

    The Associated Press reports a disturbing breach of patient privacy in New Mexico.

    Two employees of a U.S. hospital have been fired for using cellphone cameras to take photographs of patients who were receiving treatment and then posting the images to a social networking Web site.

    Sam Giammo, the director of public affairs at University of New Mexico Hospital, said Sunday that the photographs – mainly close-ups of injuries being treated in the Albuquerque hospital’s emergency room over the past few months – had been posted on an employee’s private MySpace page.

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