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Unauthorized Employee Signs Off on Mammograms

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 21, 2010

According to news reports, Moldovan said the inappropriate signing off on these mammograms without a radiologist's review came to light April 2. Subsequently, the individual confessed on April 5 that she had signed off on the mammograms as if she were the radiologist.

Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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1 comments on "Unauthorized Employee Signs Off on Mammograms"

Caregiver (9/21/2010 at 11:04 AM)
How could she have "acted alone" when she clearly had access to a restricted physician's account in order to complete the "report" and send it down the chain of communication. Technologists simply do not have that kind of access. In the very least, someone else was an accomplice for giving her such access. But what was her motive and gain for doing such a thing? All the facts released so far indicates others with higher authority must have been involved in order for her to do this thing.