Patient data for 7,000 compromised in Arkansas

Roughly 7,000 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences radiology patients had their information exposed after a physician there emailed the data to a person outside the organization with a request to examine billing charges, the school recently announced. Patient account numbers, dates of service, procedure types and diagnosis codes were among the data breached, but Social Security numbers and credit/debit card information were not compromised. The organization is considering disciplinary, conducting additional training of its workforce and evaluating its policies. The institution also worked with the recipient of the data to destroy the information. Announcement

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