Important Patient Information Accidently Emailed by Employee
June 4, 2013
The MED in Memphis, Tennessee is contacting outpatients of their hospital after an employee accidently sent out three files via email with sensitive information such as Social Security numbers and contact data. Approximately 1,200 patients treated between May of 2012 and January 2013 are affected.
The company is in the process of notifying these individuals about the incident to offer a year of credit monitoring services for free. This is a precaution to assist in maintaining the integrity of patient information.