Oneida Health Center breach compromises 2,700 patients' information

Oneida (Wis.) Health Center has reported a data breach after a flash drive containing details of patients' dental information was stolen.

The health center, which serves a federally recognized tribe of Onedia people in the Oneida Nation, reported the theft to law enforcement Feb. 17, the same day the flash drive was stolen. The flash drive has not been recovered.

The flash drive stores names, dental patient identification number, dates of visits and dental insurance identification number of 2,700 patients that visited the health center between Feb. 7 and Feb. 17.

The health center says there is no evidence to suggest the compromised information was used or disclosed in an inappropriate manner. Additionally, the health center plans to review and implement administrative procedures and technological safeguards regarding flash drive use.

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