Texas hospital loses box with radiology images, exposing 1,768 patients’ info: 5 details

Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Kids Medical Center reported a box containing radiology images missing out on from a secured storeroom.

5 details:

1. The hospital found the missing out on box of discs which contained radiology images on June 18. An examination found that client images on the missing discs were not viewable without unique software application, however some of the associated paperwork was.

2. Information accessible without unique software consists of client names, birth dates, medical record numbers, service dates, scan types and physician names.

3. The breach includes some clients that received hip and spinal column images between 2005 and 2014.

4. Cook Childrens reported 1,768 people impacted by the lost information.

5. Far, the health system has actually received no indicator that info was misused. IT did start mailing letters to inform affected people on Aug. 17.

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The medical facility found the missing box of discs that included radiology images on June 18. An investigation found that client images on the missing out on discs were not viewable without unique software application, but some of the associated paperwork was.

Far, the health system has actually received no indicator that information was misused.

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