Tennessee gave doctors wrong fax number in privacy breach
The Tennessean, September 29, 2009
The Tennessee Department of Human Services said it accidentally sent the wrong fax number to 100 medical providers across the state, leading them to erroneously send sensitive patient information to an Indiana businessman. Bill Keith, owner of SunRise Solar Inc. in Indiana, has been receiving hundreds of confidential medical faxes from doctors' offices and other medical providers in Tennessee for three years. The state sent an e-mail blast to 29,000 medical providers with the correct toll-free fax information on Sept. 28.