Saturday, April 12, 2014

Employee Shared Patients' Info with Competitor

An employee of a urology practice in Tennessee gave the names and addresses of 1,144 patients to a competing medical practice to solicit those patients.

This unauthorized sharing of patient information is a violation of federal HIPAA privacy laws, even though Social Security numbers, financial, or other medical information was not included.

"An employee at a Knoxville urology practice released names and addresses of more then 1,100 patients to a competing medical provider." - Insurance News Net
The breach of patient data, which occurred during 2013 and 2014, was not discovered by the medical practice until patients calling about receiving solicitation letters from a competing provider.

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Sources:
(a) SOURCE_TITLE - www.InsuranceNewsNet.com, 04/12/2014

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