University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences notifying 518 patients after employee emailed PHI to her personal gmail account

Log Cabin Democrat reports:

On Nov. 29, 2021, UAMS became aware that a former employee sent emails from her UAMS email to her personal Gmail account with patient information attached on November 15, 2021, while still employed with UAMS. The attachments consisted of Excel spreadsheets used for internal billing compliance auditing purposes and/or billing statements addressed to UAMS for reimbursement. The information included the names of 518 patients, their hospital account numbers, dates of service, insurance type, claim information for billing purposes and medical record numbers. For a handful of patients, their dates of birth and medication information were also included. The former employee, who voluntarily left UAMS, contends it was a mistake.

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