Pharmacist who inappropriately accessed patient information no longer on staff at hospital: WRHA

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said an internal audit has revealed that a pharmacist working at Grace Hospital inappropriately accessed the personal health information of 56 patients that were not being provided care by the pharmacist.

WRHA said as a result of the investigation the employee is no longer working with the health authority.

“Accessing, reviewing, or browsing through patient records out of curiosity is not permitted,” said Real Cloutier, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the WRHA. “We take patient privacy and our role in safeguarding personal health information very seriously, and we appreciate how upsetting this can be for Patients.”

The health authority said it has contacted and notified each of the 56 patients whose confidential information was accessed.

The Manitoba Ombudsman has also been notified of the privacy breach, as has the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.

The charts accessed by the pharmacist included information such as patient addresses, prescriptions, lab results, immunizations and x-ray reports.

It was not immediately clear if the pharmacist will be charged criminally but the WRHA said anyone convicted of an offence under the Personal Health Information Act could be fined up to $50,000.

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