Akron General Medical Center in Ohio has terminated a “few” employees for snooping in the electronic health records system following the shooting death of a female ICU patient by her husband in a mercy killing, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
A hospital spokesperson confirmed the terminations to the Journal but declined to say how many employees were involved or their positions. The affected employees were not involved in the patient’s care and all such violations result in termination, according to the spokesperson.
The spokesperson described the snooping as isolated incidents and the employees did not share information with others.
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