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Baylor All Saints Notifies Patients of HIPAA Breach

May 12, 2014
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas has notified numerous obstetrical care patients that their protected health information (PHI) may have been stolen by an employee of a partner physician practice.

Baylor All Saints and OBHG Texas Holdings, P.A. (OTH) partner to provide obstetrical care to patients at Baylor All Saints. On February 7, 2014, Fort Worth Police Department informed Baylor All Saints that an employee of OTH who processes physicians’ billing at the organization may have taken and sold patient information from June 20, 2013 to January 23, 2014.

OTH immediately terminated the employee and both parties began an investigation to determine what information may have been taken. As part of her assigned job duties, the employee had access to portions of patients’ medical records at Baylor All Saints, which may have included patient names, dates of birth, social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, health insurance information and clinical information.  Baylor All Saints says it has been unable to determine whether any patient information was misused, but is continuing to work with Fort Worth Police Department in the investigation.

 

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