An undisclosed number of hospital employees at Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center were fired after accessing electronic records of a patient involved in a shooting at the hospital without authorization. The patient, Barbara Wise, was shot and killed in the hospital in early August; her husband, John, is accused of the shooting.
Jim Gosky, a spokesman for the hospital, told the Akron Beacon Journal the facility has "zero tolerance for patient privacy violations." According to Gosky, no information that was accessed was shared with others. "It doesn't happen a lot, fortunately, because employees know, but you can't let the curiosity get the better of you," he said. Article