TriHealth reports potential release of 1k patients' information

Cincinnati-based TriHealth is contacting more than 1,000 patients after discovering a potential release of patient information.

The health system discovered a software defect, which "inadvertently sent mail to the home addresses of approximately 1,126 TriHealth patients," according to a TriHealth statement. This correspondence was primarily made up of billing statements that were sent to previous addresses of current patients; no social security numbers or credit card numbers were disclosed in the mailings.

"We have no reason to believe that any of the information was used inappropriately by the recipients of the mail," said Katrina Trimble, chief privacy officer at TriHealth.

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