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Dozens of Chicago hospital workers, including emergency room nurses, were let go after they accessed actor Jussie Smollett's medical records via the hospital's secured computer network.

According to CBS2, Northwestern Memorial Hospital fired the workers for improperly viewing the medical records after Smollett was treated in the hospital's emergency room for minor scratches on his face.

Smollett's friend, director and choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. drove Smollett to the hospital on Jan. 29, hours after the actor claimed he was beat up by 2 Trump supporters who poured bleach on him and tied a noose around his neck outside his Chicago high-rise condo.

Sources tell CBS2 the hospital workers were terminated last week for violating the hospital's privacy policy.

One registered nurse told CBS2 she didn't view Smollett's chart, but she was fired anyway and she believes many other nurses and staffers were fired for the same reason.

The nurse is appealing her termination.

Usernames and passwords are logged whenever workers access a patient's medical chart via the hospital's medical charting software portal.

The date and time they accessed the health records are also logged.

Hospital staffers are warned to protect their usernames and passwords and not to share their logins with colleagues.

Police later arrested Smollett for staging the "publicity stunt" in order to boost his salary as an actor on Fox TV's Empire.

Investigators say Smollett paid two brothers $3,500 to help him stage the attack and blame Trump supporters.

Smollett posted $100,000 bond and is currently awaiting trial.

The feds are also investigating whether Smollett sent a threatening letter to himself.

  • Vonn

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital is in need of dozens of workers, got it!

  • fRAktal Reality

    HIPAA Enforcement in effect !

  • Phillybruh

    That's a No No, I know a manager who was going places at my old job and he couldn't resist looking up some dirt on the man someone he knew was dating and he was fired 24hrs later. Last I saw he was working in a supermarket, violating privacy rules follows you

  • MsSapphire9800

    IDIOTS....All workplace computers are always monitored especially in the medical field....why loose your job being nosy....why not ask a fellow co-worker who loves to gossip....I do nothing on my job's laptop but work...and job related e-mails...but my Ipad stay next to me at all times...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    D@mn!
    I've been in HR all my career and i learned EARLY to keep it cute!
    i been hip, long before there was a HIPAA, Lol!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!

  • bella28498 .

    People lack professionalism and integrity. I come across very famous people information all the time and I never access their information unwarranted.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Chicks at the hospitals been doing this forever.

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah..that is pretty much a no brainer.....I worked for the hospital system for 5 years in the NICU....and have seen folks get fired for accessing medical records of their friends, exes, folks they beefing with and all....I never did cause I'm not stupid.....

  • DroneRivers

    Dummies

  • Shawty

    I'm pretty sure he thought talking about his story was over and he could crawl in a corner quietly since the Michael Jackson & R. Kelly stories came out. Sorry Jussie they STILL talking about you.

  • justlooking

    I wanted to know my entire division salary....but never asked. Them boom...I do financials now.

  • Jayla Sullivan

    This is a HIPAA Violation. SMH Lost Your Job for being Noisy. No Unemployment for them.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Good! Violating all kinds of HIPAA laws and confidentialities. Somebody has to have integrity in this.

  • Phillybruh

    I work in HR for the Gov't its a limit on everything you can do if it do pertain to what I do I don't have access to it.

  • jazmine

    Y’all know when you violate HIPAA your name is flagged and you’ll never work in that field again? At least no reputable well paying organization. So like was it worth it dummies?

  • Phillybruh

    Welcome to the world of home health aides....lol

  • Seldomseen

    Exactly

  • Shawty

    I'm sure it's done all the time but since his was a high profile case they got caught. The moral to this story is mind your business people...giggles.

  • WinterIsComing

    Welp! Don’t let the doorknob hit ya where the good lord split ya!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Thank goodness they were caught and handled properly.

  • justlooking

    Worked in quality management for years and remember seeing my sons old day provider in foot cast. Then her file got placed in basket for review. Glorrrryyyyy, let's just say, I'm glad I pulled my son from her care.

    There is a God,but I never looked up folks info. Never

    Privacy and HIPPA go together. Like the sun and the moon.

  • Rayscoty

    Lost their job over information located on Sandrarose.com , Youtube and Jack'd..

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I wonder did they find out if he has aids

  • MJF

    Lol sounds fair. Do not insert yourself into something that doesn't concern you!

  • justlooking

    No, not really. Every time a electronic record is pulled there must be a reason. And that is reviewed. Every hospital I worked, they terminate folks quarterly.

  • MJF

    On another note, we were receiving around the clock info on this case. What happened? Like, what are the updates??

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Ain't God good. Jussie will get that raise after all.

  • justlooking

    Lmao

  • sunni_daze

    Dummies. Everything is tracked in the hospital.

  • MJF

    lmao don't include Ms. Rose in this mess...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ouch!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    NEED-to-know, is the way to go, Lol!
    plus, iont care 'bout other folks' raggedy azz lives... i already know yall in here fronting & faking 'cause yall talk too much, LOL! plus, not everybody in HR can hold water, so if i sit and listen long enough, they just run down the list of who applied for hardship loans... divorces... who getting fired... who's sleeping w/the help, etc., smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i've always known from day 1, so i trained myself early to not GAF... otherwise, i'd be mad all day everyday, knowing that the illiterate bish who's the 'lead' is making way more that the rest of us, even though WE are correcting HER poor azz work products, LOL!

    i'm in Comp now, and you wouldn't believe how folks have no qualms about asking you how much somebody makes!!! but i never crack.

  • YellowSauce

    people are just too dang nosy .... everything is not your business ... just drooling for peoples info ... I don't care if people think i'm secretive so what ... its not about secrets its about its none of your business ... I'm not going to tell people things just because they ask ,,,why are you asking ... why does it concern you ... I have questions of my own lololol but seriously I'm glad this got out ... So people know there are consequences to doing too much ....

  • free

    whatever happened to the grapevine? folk really risking it all for jussie????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "its not about secrets its about its none of your business"
    ____________________
    please say this! i say repeatedly in staff meeting "i'm not that interesting so please find someone else to obsess over" ....nosy, no-life having bishes!!!!!! LOL!!!

  • Guess Who

    LMAO

  • free

    wowwwww.

  • YellowSauce

    just nosy as all hell .. I don't even believe its about jussie ... it could have been ANY celeb that was where they worked ... they wanted to be able to talk ....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *whispers*
    what had happen Shug? she was selling moonshine out the day care????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • free

    see that's the thing. sometimes you're better off not knowing. cause if you black, you ain't gon like what you see anyway.

  • YellowSauce

    lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (or get you some business to mind) LOL!!!

  • Meme

    Just when jussie thought it was safe to go in the water again Ms Sandra (Jaws) comes a circling round again duh-nuh... duh-nuh......... duh-nuh, duh-nuh duh-nuh duh-nuh ?

  • Guest

    They want to gossip.That is all.

  • Wreckognize Game

    The Chicago PD probably was told to chill because you running on tv with assumptions.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i couldn't escape it. i started in records... i got thrown in the deep end so it was either sink or swim. I was accustomed to being able to gas-up my lil red corolla, spend saturdays in lord & taylor, and running the streets with money to burn. so i learned to shut the fugg up and just worry about what was on MY check, LOL!!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    rofl...

  • SpiceGirl

    How you work in a Hospital (which that is were I make my coins) and not know about HIPPA? You dang dummies done committed career suicide!

  • SpiceGirl

    Sure is......EVERYTHING!!

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  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    They should have known unauthorized access would flag the system. Pretty sure it is standard operating procedure on all government and private industry platforms where personal identifiable info is stored. The days are gone where you can check on your neighbor's illness, or your ex-husband social security and income taxes. If that was the case the democrats would have gotten Trump's income taxes the day after the election. (Even though his filings are such a premium they're probably no longer on the regular system.)

  • Lady_Elle

    The hilarious part... they lost their jobs due to HIPPA privacy.
    Then they found out... he scratched himself!
    Nothing to sell!

  • Vegas1989

    PLEASE STEP AWAY FROM YOUR DESK AND GO STAND IN THE NEAREST CORNER UNTIL I COME TAP YOU ON YOUR SHOULDER TO GO BACK TO YOUR DESK......LOL....I'm so glad that I was NOT eating a Flamin Hot Cheetoe when I read yours message...

  • SpiceGirl

    Lmbo...well alright then sis

  • Meme

    Don't worry I put myself in the corner already lol

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    They know they didn’t care everyone in the medical is trained and taught about HIPAA all the way down to the ppl who register you. My career ain’t worth looking at nobody shiiit friend or family member I worked to hard for my licenses and certifications and have paid too much money just to lose my job behind being nosey!

  • Yui

    Er, they’re dumb—lol
    When I worked at the hospital I never went fully into the chart. You could preview bits and pieces, but that’s it. Yes, my nosy 23 year-old past self wanted to know abt the celebs that rolled through.

    Learned a lot XD

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  • Malai

    “Don’t tell a mf what YOU know until you find out what THEY know..” is what my ppls always used to say.. idk why your post made me think of that ?

  • WhoYouTalkingAbout

    Well that wasnt smart.. they shudve known that his records would be monitored being his celebrity status and all the current shenanighans.

  • Malai

    Tearssss ??? they gone be hella mad having to get used to a million different smells.. most coming from ass and whatever else goin on up in there ?

  • Malai

    This makes me think that any time someone accesses a patient’s chart, a notification should be sent by email or text... the hospitals don’t have that option where I live

  • PrettyPetty

    Apply! Apply! Apply!

  • Vegas1989

    Alright then I will come get you within the next hour.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Hospitals have cameras monitoring nursing stations and some of the most sophisticated tracking systems in the world. I bet alot of them didn't "access" his file but they stood over the screen while one of them did to look at his chart...thats still a HIPAA violation..

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think he goes to court next week...the media is preoccupied with the Pied Piper rite now...but Jussie gonna be comin round tha mountain soon...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Welcome to Philly then cause thats all we have here...

  • ATL White Guy

    I can just see it now. A gaggle of nurses standing around a computer "Girl (in either a female or male voice nowdays) you should see this!"

  • Vegas1989

    You got that right. Just like the girl next door to me. She hear me busting out laughing and the next thing you know she's right behind me like, "what you laughing at ?" Then I tell her to get on the blog...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Smh...I have an ex-classmate/associate that worked at a big hospital in Philly.... she accessed a file of someone who we went to high school with and found out something devastating...they fired her the next day...that was in 2009 and she's just got another salaried position last year.....messed her up because she was almost at RN status...she had to start all over in her career because she wanted to be a noosey bird...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shawty

    lol

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Awwww him have an ouieeee on him face.

  • Meme

    ? now dont forget!

  • Connie

    Methinks Jussie alerted aunty to this so he can be the center of attention again

  • Connie

    Lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • SpiceGirl

    Oh weeee you got that right! Heck we get into trouble if you look in to YOUR OWN chart...let alone somebody who you have no business with.

  • Whirl

    HIPPA violation big time

  • JENNYJONES1

    IF THEY ACCESSED HIS RECORDS JUST TO LOOK AT OR LEAK THEIR ASSES SHOULD BE FIRED!!!! THEY KNOW THE PRIVACY RULES AND LAWS SO THE HOSPITAL IS NOT GOING TO PUT THEMSELVES AT RISK FOR THOSE DUMB WORKERS. GOOD RIDDANCE.......JENNY JONES!!!

  • Coy little wink

    Its HIPAA not HIPPA

  • Allihave2say

    I smell a lawsuit. I suppose this will make up for the income Jussie lost due to his own deception and the income he won't be earning in the future as an actor. He'll get millions because the leaks caused people to further discount his star and cast him in a negative light. He'll sue for defamation and emotional distress, the hospital will settle the case.

  • justlooking

    Bugga suga in her system, when black and blue shot her azz

  • Allihave2say

    Stop telling her to get on the blog. When she gets ticked off she will tell that you are abusing company time watching and reading blogs online while no the clock. Your answer is simply "I thought of something funny it made me laugh".

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    OK the staff was wrong...but They GONE BLAME AND ACCUSE EVERYBODY before they bring this Lil fruity booty liar down.. typical crab in a barrel...

  • justlooking

    When I was at another company at VP level I saw everything.

    These are the racist pwt...I've worked with. They dress terrible, eat out everday... hopefully they 401k is lit.

  • YellowSauce

    HAHAHAhahahaha

  • tintin

    i ain't gonna lie, i would of been fired too cause my nosey ass would have been looking up medical info too

  • brooklyn23

    Right!

  • PlayerP

    Damn

  • jujumanji

    What a stupid way to lose your job. When will people learn?

  • jujumanji

    Let her know!

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    yeah, you gotta watch 'em! ('cause they ALWAYS watching Us!)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    that's them over here too Shug! bunch of d@mn low-IQ, high-expectation having azzhole, beer guzzling, mud wrestling TRASH!!!!

  • PlayerP

    its not about secrets its about its none of your business
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Holla if ya hear me...say this dang near verbatim ALL the time.
    I'm sure you've been called Secret Squirrel a time or three lol
    That's why people love telling me isht, cuz they know I'mma take to da grave.

  • PlayerP

    She got shot? By the cops?

  • PlayerP
  • Chicagowise

    Northwestern uses a hospital accounting system called Epic. The system tracks every user who accesses a patient account. There are people who audit this activity. Anyone who works in a hospital, should know how this works. They deserve to be fired, fined, and blacklisted.

    FYI: this is why I will never be a patient where I work.

  • YellowSauce

    nope ... before they do that I tell them to tell me their business instead of someone else' ... they get mad at that too lolololol I never trust those people either because they would do it to you too ... most people think they wouldn't do it to them smh but those are the very ones that WILL

  • PlayerP

    plus, iont care 'bout other folks' raggedy azz lives...
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Why tho...it's all kinds of stuff I know about other ppl THAT I DON'T WANT TO KNOW.
    If a dog will throw a bone, they will carry one too. IMO, it says more about the person doing the gossiping than it does about the person they're talking about. Sad.

  • PlayerP

    Thank you!!!

  • dru and neil

    People need to realize there is always a trail leading back to whom ever accessed and modified a file, and it’s not even that complicated either.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    folks talk to me with their own hidden agendas... they figure if they give me some 'dirt' i'll give them some. never happens. it typically ends with an "oh well" from me, and then my pretend ADHD kicks in... i be like "did you see that gnat?!" ....this lady was telling me she knew of several folks who wouldn't pass background if they had to re-apply. she wanted me to ask her SO bad who they were. i just said 'well if it's a credit thing, any of us who took a hit after the market crashed could have a lil credit issue' and i changed the subject. what she didn't know was that i knew that she herself was around there borrowing money from folks and they were afraid to ask her for it back. i trust none of these heathens, Black, yt, Christian, Allah... NONE of 'em. *yawn*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it used to be somebody's avi on here, a long time ago. every time they'd post, i'd get tickled off the rip! LOL!!!!

  • justlooking

    CHILE

  • The Gay Tupac

    Living in Chicago and doubting his story from the beginning I wasn't surprised at all when he was finally arrested. It still was surreal tho when it finally happened. Even more surreal was realizing and letting it sink in that those cuts may be self inflicted. (No way in hell those two brothers who are huge only got scratches on his face and not a broken nose or worse.) seeing these pics again on this post reminds of when the superintendent said that

  • Vegas1989

    I'm not her boss and we work for two different companies. I'm on my break she isn't. So I mines my business. She's grown

  • Vegas1989

    Okay get back to your computer and act right for the rest of the day. I almost forgot about you....LOL

  • justlooking

    I couldn't believe it. She was my neighbor, but then her in husband were separated. She moved

    One day I took my son to pediatrician and she said he he really stuffy, has he been around someone smoking? I said HELL no. Mind you he was on oxygen for 2 years. She called me for two days, looking for him. Then calls me that Friday, talking about are you going to pay me. I said are you Fawkin crazy? You smoked around my son who had to fight to stay alive. Wait on that money. 2 years later I passed her in the hall at the hospital.

    Needless to say, we were both shocked to see each other. Within the hour her file was on my desk.....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    OMG. that's child endangerment!!!!!!!! that reckless bih!!!!!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Yeah the mofo is crazy but they shouldn't have been looking at his records. That's just not right.

  • dontgetblocked

    I don't want to see nobody's nothing if it could cost me my job.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Dumb azzez

  • Alextra Ballard

    Modern technology makes it even easier

  • Alextra Ballard

    What were those fools lookin for?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Right!! Hell ion even pull up or check my own stuff dam that! Won’t get me

  • 2gr8ful

    With the R Kelly hot mess situation, Cohen drama and made-up Baltimore panhandling murder story he probably said whew they finally forgot about me but not the Roses boo boo.

  • Dj

    But why didn’t they arrest the girl who said she was robbed and stabbed downtown today?

  • Ms. Jackson

    That's what they dumb asses get. Didn't they know they track that $hit?

  • Logan Roberts

    When trying to find information to give to tmz goes wrong.

  • Meme

    ??

  • chelle

    I worked at a hospital once where a lot of people went into someones chart and I was about to but somebody else had it open on their computer so I just looked off theirs, and those people were fired. If you don't have a reason to be in somebody chart you better not go in it...Hospitals don't play with that

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Ju could of roughed him up better than that.

  • the guest

    Depends where. There are some places, like small ignorant racist towns and cities where professionalism and confidentiality are whimsical and not taken seriously.

  • the guest

    LOL

  • Allihave2say

    Cause you know they may not let us start you a Go Fund Me. They'll say we set this up like the homeless guy fraud deal. LOL. I cain't do time.

  • Daryl Campbell

    Good. Nosy ass Nurses!

  • SpiceGirl

    First and LAST time I did (check my chart..needed to know when the last mammo was done, so I can make an apt) I got an email sooooo fast...saying they seen I had been in my chart all of 10 sec and this was a warning...NEVER did THAT again.....lol

  • Dick Steel

    You don’t know anything

  • Gina W.

    Yep, during orientation the company I used to work for told us we would be terminated if we did that. If you have no need to know and aren't on a person's medical team a digital footprint will tell if you've been there and you will be fired. Several drs and nurses were fired in CA for doing the same in Britney Spears records. It's part of HIPAA.

  • Gina W.

    I've worked in many places and the worst ones were clinics in inner cities. Staff would tell someone's business in a minute. We had patients literally saying they switched clinics because people at the clinic were telling their medical business. I was incensed!!
    At one hospital a parent told me her son's former friend, who worked in the lab, told his HIV status. I gave her the reporting protocol to report him ASAP!!

  • Dick Steel

    I looked up your record,yo is a tard

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