Cedars- Sinai Medical Center has fired five medical personnel and a student research assistant for victimizing Kim Kardashian by improperly accessing her records. Kim was advised of the snooping, when a hospital administrator contacted her advising of records that were “improperly accessed” by staff.
Sources reported the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” brood was suspicious when private information was released to the public during Kim’s recovery after birth. Last month North West made her grand entrance at the private facility, surrounded by her proud mama and daddy. Between the dates of June 18 and June 24, staff members accessed several patient’s records.
The hospital refuses to release the names of all individuals affected, it was TMZ that first reported the news. Referring to an inside source that wishes to be left unnamed, the source advised that indeed Kim has been contacted regarding the access of records.
The timeline of Kim’s life has not been one clouded in a shroud of secrecy. The socialite and her family has made a fortune allowing America and other countries into their home and lives. Kim becoming a victim of the snooping from the hospital may just appear on a future episode.
Kim’s whirlwind relationship and pregnancy with Kanye West has made headlines ever since spring of last year. In April of last year, West released a song called “Cold,” dropping Kim’s name into the lyrics, around the same time she was with Kris Humphries.
Over the next several months their appearances continued to grow. At the BET Awards Kim and Kanye were sitting next to their BFF’s, powerhouse couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Last fall, the couple showed up separately to Kevin Hart’s promotional video for the MTV Video Music Awards. Hart had called them the “new “it” couple.” Fast forward to winter and Kim took to her blog to announce she was pregnant. She was also still legally married to Humphries. Quite confusing and all well known, so the logistics can be skipped!
The pregnancy of Kim was not held under secrecy either. It was the eighth season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” when Kim and Kanye announced to mom Kris Jenner they were having a girl. The announcement was especially significant as a day prior, Kim legally and officially divorced Humphries.
On June 18, Kim went into labor and thus begun a new slew of mishaps surrounding the name of the little girl. Finally, the proud parents announced the name of North West, which only resulted in social media channels exploding. It is also quite suggestive, the same day Kim gave birth was the start of the hospital snooping.
Time will tell to determine what, if any damages will be sustained by the records accessed. Regardless, of the life reality stars decide to show, it is deceptively in poor ethics and taste to illegally access their medical records. All individuals in the United States are protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) laws.
While providers have the right to share and see your records with anyone else you grant permission to, they are not to share the information without a signed consent form. Regardless, of your opinion of the reality starlet, Kim was a victim of improper hospital snooping. The hospital continues to remain mums the word on specifications.