Mayo Clinic worker fired for snoopingClinic spokesman Chris Gade says the employee accessed about 1,700 patients' medical and financial records at all Mayo sites between 2006 and mid-July.
By: Associated Press,
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic says it’s fired an employee that snooped through patients’ medical and financial records.
Clinic spokesman Chris Gade says the employee accessed about 1,700 patient records at all Mayo sites between 2006 and mid-July. The employee once worked in Rochester, but recently was working in the clinic’s financial unit in Arizona. Gade says the worker accessed information that was beyond the scope of the job.
It’s the second high-profile firing in the past month at Mayo. In August, the clinic turned a radiologic technologist over to the Jacksonville County Sheriff’s Department.
The Post-Bulletin says the male technologist is accused of injecting himself with pain medication intended for patients.