Physician accused of wrongly accessing Oregon health system medical records

Medford, Ore.-based health system Asante is warning patients that their medical records may have been accessed by an unauthorized physician over the span of nine years, according to a March 8 report from The HIPAA Journal.

An investigation conducted by Asante alleges that Paul Hoffman, MD, has been accessing the medical records of patients he had no treatment relationship with since 2014. His access to the electronic medical record system has been removed, the report said.

No financial information or driver's license and Social Security numbers were accessed in this unauthorized search, according to Asante.

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