N.Y. medical center confirms patient data breach

05/7/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

The University of Rochester Medical Center has notified 537 former orthopedic patients about a data breach that occurred when a USB computer flash drive with protected health data was misplaced by a resident doctor. Compromised data included patients' names, medical record numbers, birth dates and diagnoses but did not include addresses, Social Security numbers or insurance information.

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