Email error causes data exposure at Lebanon VA Medical Center

An email error caused the information about 1,000 veterans to be released by the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

In November, the organization experienced an unauthorized release of protected health information when information on 993 veterans was accidentally sent by email to a family member of a veteran.

The incident occurred because a historical listing of vets who were residents of nursing homes was sent to the family member who was exploring nursing home placement options.

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