October 10, 2014 – NYU Langone Medical Center notified patients today that a CD containing protected health information (PHI) was unintentionally sent to an NYU Langone patient in March 2014. The Medical Center was made aware of this incident on August 14, 2014, and has since been in contact with the recipient to secure the CD. At this time there is no indication that the information on the CD has been misused or further disclosed in any way. Additionally, patient financial information and social security numbers were not included and therefore are not at risk.
This incident occurred when the Medical Center’s processes to provide an individual his requested patient records were not followed, causing the PHI of others to mistakenly be copied onto a CD. Because the CD co