Two employees at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have been fired after being accused of violating HIPAA regulations in connection with the records kept on Dr. Rick Sacra, recently treated for Ebola at the center’s bio-containment unit.
The Med Center audited its electronic medical records and discovered that two employees inappropriately accessed the records of Dr. Sacra who was being treated for Ebola there.
Based on the results of an investigation, two employees no longer work for the organization and other corrective action has been taken.
The Med Center stresses this is extremely uncommon and they have a zero tolerance for unauthorized access to patient information. In accordance with HIPPA regulations, Dr. Sacra was notified in person and in writing before his departure from the hospital.
Dr. Sacra was released Thursday morning and returned to his home in Massachusetts later that day.