Jackson Memorial fires employees for inappropriately accessing NFL player's medical record

The Miami health system where NFL player Jason Pierre-Paul underwent treatment for a finger injury fired two employees who accessed the football player's medical records, reports nj.com.

In July, Mr. Pierre-Paul, a defensive end for the New York Giants, had a finger amputated at Jackson Memorial Hospital after a fireworks accident.

Previous reports indicate a hospital employee shared the news of Mr. Pierre-Paul's hospital admission with a friend, and the story ended up online.

"As part of our investigation into the breach, it was discovered that two employees inappropriately accessed the patient's health record. That finding resulted in the termination of both employees," according to a statement from Jackson Health System, obtained by nj.com. "Protecting the privacy of our patients is a top priority at Jackson Health System."

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