UCLA Medical Record Mishaps Include Gov. Schwarzenegger
It all started in the media with Britney Spears. Staff at UCLA Medical snuck an unauthorized look at her medical records which led to the hospital looking into firing thirteen employees, suspending six others and disciplining six physicians. And UCLA admitted to the LA Times this wasn't the first time staff had spied on Spears' records leading to sackings. It happened in 2005 when she gave birth to her son Sean Preston at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.
Then last week the Times's finds that late last year, Farrah Fawcett's cancer file was breached. And as the story goes, it was also a second time for employees to snoop in her records. One employee took a peak in 2006 and blogged about it.