Colleen Weeks trial told privacy breaches are uncommon at Eastern Health
The largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador has produced information disputing allegations that unauthorized viewing of patient files is common within the organization.
The allegations came from former Eastern Health employee Colleen Weeks, who was fired two years ago after an audit revealed she was one of 11 employees accused of illegally accessing patient records.
In a St. John's court on Tuesday, Eastern Health provided information obtained in a followup audit conducted after Weeks's claims.
Weeks told CBC News in 2012 that it was a frequent occurrence for health authority staff to look at patient files without authorization.
The audit does not support her claims that she was one of many accessing unauthorized records on a regular basis.
Eastern Health found only two out of 62 employees over three years had accessed files improperly; both incidents were described as breaches of policy rather than privacy.
Weeks was originally charged with 122 counts of privacy breach, but 105 of those have already been thrown out for falling outside time limitations. Her trial continues on the 17 charges she is still facing.