PSU Hershey Patient Info Security Breach

Published 06/06 2014 05:13PM

Updated 06/06 2014 05:16PM

HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA - Penn State Hershey Medical Center is notifying 1,801 patients that their health information could potentially be accessed by people not involved in their care.

The medical center says the information is  related to a type of test ordered by its women's health or family medicine doctors and other medical offices in the community that use Penn State Hershey labs for testing. Records involved, date from August 1, 2013 to March 26, 2014.

Penn State Hersey says the potential security breach occurred when one of its lab technicians used his own computer and a flash drive to enter the information, while working from home.

The center says no social security numbers or financial information was involved.

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