University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Notifies 1,500 Patients of Data Breach

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock has notified approximately 1,500 patients of a medical records breach involving a resident physician who was terminated in 2010.

UAMS discovered that the former resident kept some patient lists and notes regarding patients after leaving UAMS June 3, 2010. The resident produced the documents during her lawsuit against UAMS regarding her termination from the residency program.

According to the release, the documents were from January 2010 to June 2010 and contained patient names, partial addresses, medical record numbers, dates of birth, ages, locations of care, dates of service, diagnoses, medications, surgical and other procedure names and lab results. No Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers were included.

The resident assured UAMS under oath she did not share the documents with anyone except her attorneys. Affected patients have been notified by mail and through the hospital's website.

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