A simple data entry error in March caused a data breach affecting 8,330 patients of Louisiana State University Health System in Shreveport, La.

The error, in which patients received bills with incorrect information, was made on March 11 at Siemens Healthcare, which does outsourced physician billing services for LSU Health. The university learned of problems when it starting getting phone calls from patients on March 18, according to a joint notification from Siemens and LSU.

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