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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System


Mentioned in a privacy incident report created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on August 20, 2014. Also cited in 104 other reports.

Report ID: PSETS0000108152, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Reported Entity: NASHVILLE TN - 626


Employee A (who is an RN on 2N) submitted the following privacy concern via email: A Nurse, 2N, found copies of Employee As personal information in a time-book located at the nurses station on 2N. The Nurse, 2N, brought the information to Employee A. The information contained copies of email conversations between Employee A and her supervisor and included information regarding Employee As medical appointments. At this time, it is unclear what information was disclosed. The Privacy Officer (PO) contacted Employee A via email and asked that she provide specific details regarding the incident. PO will enter this ticket as a complaint. If the allegations are substantiated, PO will escalate to a ticket.


08/27/14: Employee A stated the emails contained her name, medical diagnoses, and medical appointments. The Nurse Manager had printed the emails with this information and placed them in the time book at the nurses station which was accessible to all unit staff. The Privacy Officer (PO) is escalating this to an incident. The Incident Resolution Service Team determined that Employee A will receive a HIPAA letter of notification.

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