UK HealthCare Notifies More Than 1,000 Patients of Data Breach

Lexington, Ky.-based UK HealthCare is notifying 1,079 patients their personal health information has been compromised.

Talyst, a UK HealthCare vendor that provides pharmacy billing management services, reported a password protected laptop was stolen Feb. 4. The laptop contained UK HealthCare patients' names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, diagnoses, medications, laboratory results, progress notes, allergies, heights and weights, dates of service and physician names, according to the news release.

Although there is no evidence the stolen information has been used for fraudulent purposes, UK HealthCare is offering one year of free credit monitoring to all affected patients, according to the news release.

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