Ballad Health employee fired after accessing patients’ records without permission

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Ballad Health says an employee has been fired for accessing patients’ records without an appropriate reason to do so. 

The health system says it learned of the data breach on May 28. 

According to Ballad, the former employee viewed patients’ records, accessing both demographic and clinical information. 

Ballad says the former employee did not access Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, or financial account information. 

The employee was terminated and those affected by the breach have been notified, Ballad says. 

A viewer sent a letter to News Channel 11 from Ballad Health stating that personal information had been compromised. 

The letter says the employee may have accessed the patient’s name, address, date of birth, phone number, and other information. 

Ballad says it has no reason to believe the former employee has improperly used or disclosed the information she accessed. 

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