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UC Health says over 1,000 patients' info potentially compromised after email glitch

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The University of Cincinnati Health Center announced Friday that it is notifying over 1,000 patients about an email glitch that sent out health information of patients to an email address not authorized to UC Health's domain.

On nine occasions since August of 2014, emails containing health information of 1,064 patients that were supposed to be sent internally within UC Health were accidentally sent to an email address similar to UC Health's authorized domain name, UC Health announced on Friday.

UC Health said it has blocked any further UC Health-originated emails from going to the unauthorized email address. 

The protected health information that may have been compromised include, patient names, birth dates, medical record numbers, dates of service, physician names and diagnosis information, UC Health said. 

UC Health maintains that it does not have any knowledge if the information was mis-used in any way. 

Officials are recommending that those affected regularly check their credit card, bank or other financial statements. A special call center has been set up to assist affected patients whose information may have been compromised. The number can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-855-907-3146.

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