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UPMC employee fired for inappropriately disclosing health information of some St. Margaret patients

PITTSBURGH — An UPMC employee was fired after the health system found out some health information about UPMC St. Margaret patients was inappropriately disclosed.

The former employee is accused of sending a medication administration report outside the health organization without a “business need.”

UPMC immediately initiated an internal investigation. The former employee’s system and information access was terminated and they were let go from UPMC, according to a release. UPMC also has notified federal authorities.

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While no patient social security numbers or medical records were disclosed, patient names, drug names, dosages, times and dates of medication administration and the reasons for administration may have been divulged.

Patients impacted are being notified by letter. If you have questions, more information is available on their website.

A toll-free hotline, 1-833-814-8363, is available to affected patients who wish to request additional information.

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