More UCLA Medical Center employees peeked at celebrities’ records, state says

Even after UCLA Medical Center warned employees that it was cracking down on unauthorized access to medical records, the privacy of a “well-known individual” was breached by two nurses and an emergency room technician who called up the patient’s computerized records in mid-April, according to a critical state report released Monday.

The California Department of Public Health also found that nearly twice as many medical center employees as had previously been reported peeked at confidential medical records at UCLA. Nearly 60 additional employees gained improper access to records between January 2004 and June 2006, the report said, bringing the total number of workers implicated in the growing scandal to 127.

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