PHI of 2,600 Clinic Patients Missing
DATA LOSS—U.S.March 26, 2013
A Utah-based medical clinic has sent out notification letters after discovering 2,600 appointment records slated to be shredded instead went missing, HealthITSecurity reports. The records included names, appointment dates, reasons for the visits and internal medical numbers. Addresses, Social Security numbers and financial information were not among the misplaced data. The clinic has reported the incident to the Department of Health and Human Services and expects to undergo an investigation, a clinic representative said. Health breaches in Utah “have even more weight” after two large breaches that affected the Utah Department of Health within the past year, the report states.