Missing laptop compromises private data of 596 UT Physicians patients

08/29/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School's medical group practice UT Physicians informed 596 patients of a data breach in which an unencrypted laptop disappeared at an orthopedic clinic Aug. 2. Compromised data included patient names, medical record numbers and birth dates. Officials said UTHealth and UT Physicians have implemented the necessary steps to ensure the breach is an isolated incident.

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