Allina Sends Private Patient Info to 250,000 People

Mark Albert reports:

In a breach of patient privacy, Allina Hospitals & Clinics included information on eight people – the fact that they are a patient, their email address, and the name of the company they worked for – in a mass email that went to a quarter of a million patients in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Read more on News5.  This was really an e-mail cock-up that started when the 8 patients’ e-mail servers bounced an e-mail back to Allina and Allina’s system resent the mass e-mail out to all 250,000 patients again – but now with the 8 individuals’ email addresses openly listed as recipients.

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