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Data Cards Missing from AZ Medical Center

DATA LOSS—U.S.

December 14, 2010

Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, AZ, has informed 2,284 endoscopy patients that their data was contained on compact memory cards that were discovered missing on October 13, reports The Arizona Republic. The cards hold names, dates of birth, genders and hospital medical record numbers of patients receiving endoscopy procedures between January of 2008 and October 2010. Though there was no financial data on the cards, the medical center warned patients to monitor their credit for fraudulent charges. The center has made changes to its security procedures and retrained all endoscopy unit employees on security and confidentiality.
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