NC: Cone Health Notifies Patients of Breach Due to Mailing Error
Thursday, officials at Cone Health admitted to a small data breach after letters sent from one of its facilities were addressed to the wrong patients.
The hospital is notifying those 2,076 people who are patients of the Southeastern Heart and Vascular Center.
The breach was the result of a clerical error and because of that letters were mailed to the wrong addresses. The letters named the patient, their doctor and the name of the practice they were seeing.
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A statement linked from Cone Health’s home page simply says:
Letters Addressed to Incorrect Group of Patients
Cone Health is notifying 2,076 patients of Southeastern Heart and Vascular Center about a very limited breach of patient information.
A clerical error resulted in patient letters being sent to the wrong addresses. The letters named the patient, their doctor and the name of the practice they were seeing.
None of the letters disclosed social security numbers, dates of birth or insurance information.
Patients are being individually notified of the mix up. Cone Health regrets any confusion resulting from the incorrect mailing.