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NUS probing tweets with confidential patient info

Published on Apr 20, 2013 7:49 AM
 
The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine said that it is investigating tweets containing confidential patient information which caused an uproar after a screenshot was posted online on Friday. -- PHOTO: STOMP

The National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine said that it is investigating tweets containing confidential patient information which caused an uproar after a screenshot was posted online on Friday.

The two tweets, posted on April 7 from a final-year medical student's Twitter account, had information about a patient's pregnancy and abortion history, including a line "Don't even wna look at this patient".

A screenshot of the posts appeared on citizen journalism website Stomp yesterday. The contact given by the Stomper was a group e-mail address for the school's current final-year medical students.

These students at the medical school are currently doing their electives, where they are attached to hospitals to shadow senior doctors and may come into contact with patients.

 
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