Arizona Hospital Can't Find Records for 2,284 Endoscopy Patients Two Months After Loss

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Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., hasn't yet found the records of 2,284 endoscopy patients that have been reported missing since Oct. 13, according to a report by the Arizona Republic.

The information is on compact memory data cards and listed procedures from Jan. 2008 to Oct. 2010. It includes patients' full name, date of birth, age, sex, hospital medical record number, physician's last name, and information and images from the endoscopy procedures. No credit card information, social security identification or telephone numbers were included.

The hospital has no evidence that information involved in the incident has been accessed or improperly used. All affected patients have been contacted, and they were offered one year of credit monitoring service by the hospital.

Mountain Vista has changed security procedures for data-card storage and removed the memory card option from the endoscopy machines. All employees in the endoscopy unit have been retrained on security and confidentiality procedures.

Read the Arizona Republic report on the Mountain Vista Medical Center data breach.

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