- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A Central Oregon caregiver accessed the electronic medical records of nearly 2,500 patients without authorization.

St. Charles Health System said Thursday the caregiver admitted looking at the files out of curiosity, and has signed an affidavit stating she did not use or share the information to commit fraud or financial crimes.

Bend television station KTVZ reports (https://is.gd/OS1ABf ) the health system has mailed a letter to patients whose information was seen by the caregiver. The letter includes an explanation of the incident and an offer of credit monitoring and identity restoration services.

St. Charles owns and operates several hospitals and clinics in Central Oregon.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/

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