Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mass Notification Launched after Inappropriate Access to Winnipeg Patient Data

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mass Notification Launched after Inappropriate Access to Winnipeg Patient Data

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Authority halts nurse's access to patient data

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WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says it will be contacting hundreds of patients in the coming weeks after a nurse inappropriately accessed their personal health information.

The authority says in a release that the nurse, who had access to the emergency department information system for work at one site, inappropriately searched information while working outside of the ER at the west-end Grace Hospital.

Concerns were raised on March 12 and a manager told the person responsible to stop accessing the data unnecessarily.

An audit completed April 9 showed 1,756 people were affected, but the WRHA says no one was targeted specifically and no other hospital information systems were affected.

It says the nurse indicated no information was kept and there's no evidence any reports were printed. …

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