May 192016
 
 May 19, 2016  Breaches, Healthcare

Cheryl Clark has an update to a previously noted surveillance sting that has had a huge privacy backlash:

Sharp Grossmont Hospital has apologized for releasing 14 video clips that included women undergoing obstetric surgery, an error it said constituted a breach of their medical privacy and has led to state and federal agency notification.

“We are very sorry that this error occurred and that the privacy of these patients was breached,” the Sharp Grossmont statement said. The hospital mistakenly released the clips to an attorney representing a doctor the hospital said is seen in the videos taking bottles of sedatives from surgery carts and putting them in his pocket.

Read more on KPBS.

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