[Dataloss] GA: Grady patients' medical records stolen
lyger at attrition.org
Sat Jul 26 01:34:18 UTC 2008
The FBI is investigating the theft of medical records of patients at Grady
Memorial Hospital, officials said Friday.
Grady spokeswoman Denise Simpson provided few details on the thefts that
were discovered late Thursday. She said it remains unknown how many
patient records were stolen, which patients were affected or how the
records were stolen.
The records pertained to recorded physician comments that Grady sent to a
vendor to transcribe into medical notes. The records were stolen from a
subcontractor employed by the vendor. The missing records were kept on
Grady officials do not at this point believe the records contained
patients' Social Security numbers or financial information such as credit
card numbers, but Simpson emphasized that investigators are only starting
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