University of Tennessee Medical Center


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 27, 2010
geo: 
Knoxville , TN
United States
Records Breached: 

8,000

Breach Total Number: 
8 000
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

An administrative report that should have been shredded was accidentally thrown in the trash. Reports are usually left in a storage location for 45 days and then discarded properly. The Hospital became aware of the breach on October 4. Anyone looking through the report would find names, Social Security numbers and other patient information.