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    Associated Press: UI hospital firing 3 workers over player records

    The Associated Press has the latest in a long line of cases in which insiders abuse or misuse their access privileges to violate people’s rights.

    The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will fire three employees and suspend two others after an investigation confirmed they inappropriately breached the electronic medical records of hospitalized football players, a spokesman said Thursday.

    The hospital launched an investigation last week after acknowledging the medical records of the 13 Iowa football players who were hospitalized with a rare muscle disorder may have been inappropriately accessed. […]

    The hospital said last week that it routinely screens the records of patients, including those with high public profiles, to make sure they are being kept confidential. Under the law, only medical personnel involved in a patient’s care should be allowed to review an individual’s records.

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