Dozens of boxes of patients’ medical records found outside Texas recycling center

” We have a group on-site at Odessa Recycling Center,” the statement stated. “They have actually checked out all records and determined that they do not belong to us. The name West Texas Orthopedics has actually been used by other entities in the past, but these records predate our ownership.”.

Jackie Drees –
Monday, August 24th, 2020
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The records belonged to Midland-based West Texas Orthopedics, which is part of Midland Health. In a statement to the network, Midland Health stated the medical records do not belong to its organization..

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More than two lots boxes of medical records consisting of patients personal health info were found beyond Odessa (Texas) Recycling Center, according to an Aug. 20 KOSA report..

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It is unclear how the medical records from WTO ended up beyond the recycling center, and it is not known who violated the states standards for damage of the records, since WTO is under different ownership at a various location than what is noted on the records, according to the report..