Jackson Health System issues statement on volunteer's termination

Published On: Nov 30 2012 02:40:55 PM EST
MIAMI -

The Jackson Health System issued a statement Friday about a former volunteer who took patient information.

The statement is below:

Jackson Health System completed an internal investigation and cooperated with law enforcement regarding a former volunteer and the improper removal of patient information. The volunteer was immediately terminated from the program and all access rights were removed.

Jackson Health System is committed to patient confidentiality. The safety and security of our patients is a top priority. In order to protect our patients' rights and private information, we enforce strict rules for those who handle patient information.

Any allegations about a breach in security and privacy are taken extremely seriously. Jackson Health System continually educates all employees on privacy rules and regulations and has a zero-tolerance for violations.

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