NY: Hundreds of Personal Medical Records Intended for Lab Faxed to Brooklyn Marketing Firm in Error

Pei-Sze Cheng reports:

A Brooklyn marketing office was inundated for months by hundreds of private medical documents meant for Quest Diagnostics, but couldn’t get anyone at the clinical laboratory services company to take action until she called NBC 4 New York’s I-Team.

Gabby Klotzman started working for APS Marketing Group in Flatbush in April and almost immediately noticed faxes meant for Quest Diagnostic coming into her office, she says.

Read more on NBC. It appears that neither Quest nor HHS responded promptly or appropriately when they were first notified of the problem and that Quest Diagnostics has reportedly been sued over the breach.

Why are entities still using fax, anyway?


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