FBI arrests ex-hospital employee for selling patient info

A former employee at an Osceola County, Fla., hospital was arrested late last week after allegedly accessing and selling more than 700,000 patient records from 2009 to 2011, wftv.com reported. FBI investigators, after a 10-month investigation, determined that the employee, who worked in the emergency check-in area at Florida Hospital Celebration, accessed information on patients who had been in car accidents, and promptly sold that information to an intermediary who passed it along to chiropractors and attorneys. According to the article, an average employee over a two-year span would only access a little more than 12,000 patient records. Article

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