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Milwaukee and Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Aurora Health reported paper and other hard-copy files were just recently found at a previous health center facility, and some of the files consisted of individual and health info.
Three things to know:
1. The files were found at Marinette, Wis.-based Bay Area Medical Center, which stopped supplying health center services in August 2018. Supporter Aurora has been preparing to offer the center and found the files.
2. In July, the health system figured out that a few of the files included personal and health details. The building has actually had limited public usage given that health center services were transferred out, however the health system does not have any proof that the information was poorly seen or used.
3. Supporter Aurora reported that 2,979 patients info was potentially included within the files. The info included names, birth dates, addresses, Social Security numbers, medical record numbers, lab results, diagnoses, medications, health insurance details and dates of service.
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