Mailing Error Causes Breach for Nearly 1,100 Indiana Patients

Published
  • July 26 2013, 1:49pm EDT

Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind., within days of discovering a breach, is notifying 1,087 patients that protected health information was inadvertently shared with other patients.

The hospital learned on July 16 that Mail Louisville Inc., a contractor that processes and mails billing statements, on July 15 sent statements to the wrong name and address. “Accordingly, for each of the affected patients, the billing statement was sent to another one of those affected patients,” according to the hospital’s public notice.

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