Enquiring minds want to know I guess...we live in the age of data audit tables and cameras, so I guess some folks still doubt the credibility of how they work and track all of this...well maybe next time folks may listen..."When employees look at a patient's records electronically, they leave an electronic trail. "We advise all of our workforce that their password is their PIN for lack of a better analogy, and it is their signature," Klove said. When it is used, the systems track which screens they view and for how long."...all the IS folks need to do is monitor this activity, and in case you are not up to date with technology, this process is automated as well with SQL queries and sends out automatic alarms...you can't beat this system, I know as I have written such code and it works well so don't even think about going there.......good work on the part of the hospital in elevating the security levels on her last visit...HIPAA seems to be arising from the ashes...BD
They were warned and they didn't listen. Within days of being told of the legal perils of snooping in to pop star Britney Spears' medical records, 13 employees of the UCLA Medical Center did just that, and are being fired. Six doctors also face disciplinary action, Charles Ornstein reports. In addition, six physicians face discipline for peeking at her computerized records, the person said.