10 Egregious Patient Privacy Breaches
Over the past few years, employees at hospitals and health centers seem to have figured out every way imaginable to violate patient privacy rights. From care providers ranting about certain patients on Facebook to health records winding up at an auto repair shop, these breaches suggest that not everyone is up on their facilities' patient privacy rules.
Furthermore, the list of motives behind some of those breaches has been mind boggling. In one instance, a janitor sold tens of thousands of patient records for the equivalent of beer money. In another, workers shared photos of a dying, nearly decapitated patient in the ER on Facebook for all of their friends--and the world--to see.
FierceHealthcare takes a look at 10 of the most egregious recent patient privacy breaches. Click on any of the links below or the images above to get started.