Email errors compromise 1,000 patient records at UC Health

Cincinnati-based UC Health has notified 1,064 patients of a data breach after learning emails containing protected health information were inadvertently sent to an incorrect email address.

Since August 2014, nine emails containing PHI were sent to an email address whose domain was similar to UC Health's, according to the health system. Two letters were switched around in the email address domain name.

Potentially compromised information includes names, birth dates, medical record numbers, dates of services, physician names and diagnosis information.

The health system has no knowledge of the information being used or misused.

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