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More UCLA Medical Center employees peeked at celebrities' records, state says




More UCLA Medical Center employees peeked at celebrities' records, state says
More UCLA Medical Center employees peeked at celebrities' records, state says



http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-health5-2008aug05,0,1525641.story 

By Charles Ornstein
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 5, 2008

Even after UCLA Medical Center warned employees that it was cracking 
down on unauthorized access to medical records, the privacy of a 
"well-known individual" was breached by two nurses and an emergency room 
technician who called up the patient's computerized records in 
mid-April, according to a critical state report released Monday.

The California Department of Public Health also found that nearly twice 
as many medical center employees as had previously been reported peeked 
at confidential medical records at UCLA. Nearly 60 additional employees 
gained improper access to records between January 2004 and June 2006, 
the report said, bringing the total number of workers implicated in the 
growing scandal to 127.

Monday's report was the fifth by the public health agency following 
articles in The Times this year about UCLA employees' prying into the 
records of celebrities and prominent patients, including California 
First Lady Maria Shriver, actress Farrah Fawcett and singer Britney 
Spears.

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