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Hospital snooping goes back years?

Employees at UCLA Medical Center have been snooping into the hospitalrecords of celebrities including Tom Cruise as far back as 1995, aformer worker has claimed, according to a report on imdb.com.


Employees at UCLA Medical Center have been snooping into the hospital records of celebrities including Tom Cruise as far back as 1995, a former worker has claimed, according to a report on imdb.com.

James Duckstad told the Los Angeles Times that officials at the L.A. hospital fired a group of staff, including himself, in 1995 for looking into the computer files of patients such as Cruise and Dom DeLuise.

Earlier this month, former UCLA employee Lawanda J. Jackson admitted she improperly accessed the medical records of over 60 patients, including Farrah Fawcett and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s wife Maria Shriver.

“It was news throughout the whole hospital that employees were fired for screwing around in the computer,” Duckstad said. “This was in 1995, and here we are 13 years later — and either they didn’t follow the policy or people didn’t take it that seriously.”

However, UCLA’s Dr. David Feinberg said, “(We are treating this) extremely seriously.”

Earlier this year, hospital bosses fired 12 people and suspended six others after discovering as many as 20 staff members had attempted to defy medical centre rules and obtain confidential information about Britney Spears.



 
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