The University of Tennessee Medical Center is notifying approximately 8,000 patients of a breach of their protected information.

The action comes after the hospital discovered on October 4 that a daily administrative report that is automatically printed in a secure location was not being shredded according to policy but was being "discarded in the hospital's waste stream," according to the notification letter. "There was no sensitive, personal or identifying information in view on the outside of the report; however, located within the report was certain patient related information, including the patient's name and Social Security number."

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