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Snooping employees sacked, disciplined after HIPAA breach

The Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, has taken strong action against 14 employees who were found to have accessed a high-profile patient’s medical records without a legitimate need. Carilion Clinic cannot provide specific details of the HIPAA violation, but their IT system keeps a data trail of employee access to medical records. This incident is not uncommon, as other healthcare organizations have experienced similar breaches and terminated employees involved.

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