Friday, January 28, 2011

DEVELOPING: Iowa Investigating Invasion Of Privacy As Some Players Discharged

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is saying that medical records for some of the 13 hospitalized Iowa football players may have been viewed by people who didn't have proper authorization.

University spokesman Tom Moore says they began investigating the matter after a normal check by the hospital's own IT Department indicated a "possible breach" of confidential information files breaking patient confidentiality accords.

The players, five of whom who have now been released, and their families were notified Friday of the matter. The UIHC is saying that the investigation could take a couple of weeks before they come up with an answer.

KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids has been able to identify one of the 13 felled by the workout.
Freshman linebacker Shane DiBona...

ESPN's Joe Schad and Andy Rittenberg
detail some of the apparent damage done by the workout- the first, apparently, performed by strength and conditioning coaches since the Insight Bowl...

From Schad:
One parent said some players had gained 30 to 50 pounds since entering the hospital because of the amount of fluids that have been forced into their bodies.

The parent said that one player was told he had sustained "20 to 30 percent loss of kidney function and that the damage may or may not be repaired."

More when we know more...

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