Hartford HealthCare gives woman wrong health records

After returning from an appointment at a Hartford HealthCare outpatient facility in Manchester, Conn., Jennifer Wylie found the hospital had provided her with 10 pages of another patient's medical records along with her own paperwork, according to WFSB report.

The papers contained protected health information, such as prescriptions and surgical history.

Ms. Wylie said she immediately alerted her physician's office of the incident. A few days later, the facility sent her a request to mail back the other patient's records and to sign a form agreeing not to share the information. However, Ms. Wylie is refusing to sign the agreement, claiming she did nothing wrong and would never disclose the information documented in the papers, according to WFSB.

The news station reached out Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare, which released the following statement:

"Hartford HealthCare takes all issues regarding patient privacy extremely seriously. We are looking into this inadvertent sharing of patient information and are taking the appropriate actions."

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