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Complaint of medical record snooping at UPMC hospital prompts federal investigation

Beckers Hospital Review

Molly Gamble

HHS' Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation at UPMC Susquehanna over a 2018 incident in which an employee wrongfully accessed another employee's medical record, according to PennLive.com.

Taylor Fausnaught claims her former co-worker Tasha Klock illegally accessed her medical record to view ultrasound images of her early pregnancy and other health information. Ms. Fausnaught resigned from the Williamsport, Pa.-based hospital in 2018 when she had a miscarriage, according to the report.

In July 2018, an internal UPMC investigation found...

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