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

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..

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this material? View our policies by clicking here.

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..

More posts on cybersecurity: Providers may unwittingly be posting patient PHI from medical images online, ACR warns NY healthcare facility back online with EHR 3 weeks after malware attack: 5 detailsNew York medical practice reports 1,789 patients details missing out on from bank deposit bags.

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..