300,000 Records Found at Hospital Slated for Demolition

August 8, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

Documents containing information on more than 300,000 patients were recently discovered on the former campus of a Missouri hospital that's being prepared for demolition four years after the hospital moved to new facilities. The incident illustrates the need to track all paper records that contain protected health information.

In the statement posted on its website, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo., says that on June 1, it was notified that "documents and other materials containing patient information were discovered in isolated locations at the former hospital campus."

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