State Health Department Releases Private Patient Information
JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi’s State Department of Health has accidentally released private patient information following an email blunder.
The Health Department says an employee mistakenly sent an email in late January containing a spreadsheet full of protected health information to a contractor for the Center for Disease Control.
Letters have since been sent out to those affected, but a lack of contact information has led to some clients falling through the cracks.
If you are concerned that your information may have been shared, you can call 601-576-7874.
MSDH also recommends calling a credit card company to check your financial information.
The health department says it has taken steps to increase security and lessen any harm that could be caused to any individual patient.