UPMC Susquehanna says employee wrongly viewed patient record

Williamsport, Pa.-based UPMC Susquehanna's privacy chief David Samar confirmed that an employee had improperly viewed the protected health information of a coworker, according to Pennlive.com.

Taylor Fausnaught is suing the health system and employee Tasha Klock for invasion of privacy and negligence. Mr. Samar said that in July 2018 the health system discovered that an employee was snooping on Ms. Fausnaught's records.

Upon internal investigation, Mr. Samar determined that Ms. Klock used her employee password to look at Ms. Fausnaught's records. Ms. Klock allegedly viewed the records because she was curious why Ms. Fausnaught was missing from work for an extended period.

Ms. Fausnaught resigned from UPMC Susquehanna in May 2018. She claims urinary culture, attestation reports and ultrasound images were improperly accessed.

UPMC Susquehanna is seeking for the lawsuit to be dismissed, claiming that there is no evidence Ms. Klock was "dangerous, carless and incompetent."

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