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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

 

VA Eastern Colorado Privacy Breach

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is notifying 2130 Veterans that their personal information may have been compromised when a VA employee emailed unencrypted documents containing Protected Health Information to his personal email account. The medical center is sending letters to each identified Veteran contained in the documents, notifying them of the potential disclosure of their information.

“Any time a Veteran’s personal information may be compromised, we take the matter very seriously,” said Sallie Houser-Hanfelder, the ECHCS Director. “We are reaching out to each Veteran who may have been impacted.”

The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is committed to protecting the privacy of our Veterans. The VA is conducting an ongoing investigation surrounding this unauthorized disclosure and will continue to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect Veteran information.

Veterans who have questions or 1-888-336-8262, extension 17777 during normal business hours. We will have specially-trained staff ready to answer your questions when you call.

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