This is Country Town clinic located in a small town. They're a branch of a huge network Country Town medical services.
Country Town Clinic
Hey Doctor, Do you want me to send this mail out.
Yes please! I need those list to get to our other clinic
While they thought they were sending a patient report sheet to the main clinic across town. They actually sent it to a hospital that is unaffiliated .with their network
Doctor West, a list of patient names came in the mail, and it's not from one of our hospitals.
Just send the list back to wherever they came from, we have no use for it
Doc, the patient report that we sent the other day came back with a note saying it was sent to the wrong location
THE WRONG LOCATION ?!
They made the mistake of sending patients names to the wrong location. Which is a HIPAA violation because what if the patient report came from a cancer hospital and someone from the other hospital reads the list and finds out she knows people on that list. Now she would know they have cancer which is a violation of the patient's privacy.