OH: University Hospitals’ employee accidentally shared health information for hundreds of patients

Ginger Christ reports:

An employee at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital accidentally disclosed private health information for about 840 patients in late February, according to a news release today from the health system.

UH said the employee, who has not been publicly identified, sent an email to a “select group of patients or their parents/guardians containing personally identifiable information” on Feb. 28.

“While the email message itself did not contain any specific health information about any patient, the nature of the message implied all recipients receiving the message shared the same medical condition,” UH said.

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