All-Star Orthopaedics Provides Notice of Patient-Data Breach
Dallas, TX, January 18, 2019 –(PR.com)– All-Star Orthopaedics is notifying individuals that a hard drive with patient data was stolen on November 20, 2018. At this time, All-Star Orthopaedics has no indication that the private information has been accessed or misused.
On November 20, 2019 (sic), All-Star Orthopaedics discovered a hard drive containing x-rays and other diagnostic images was stolen. The information located on the hard drive is not encrypted; however, special software is needed to access the information.
The stolen hard drive includes x-rays and other diagnostic images. If opened, the image files contain patient names and birthdates. No other information is stored on the images on the hard drive.
All-Star Orthopaedics recognizes the importance of protecting patient information and has implemented new security protocols and safeguards to limit the possibility of the event recurring, including encrypting hard drives prior to transport. All-Star Orthopaedics has notified regulatory and law enforcement agencies, and as a precautionary measure, All-Star Orthopaedics is notifying potentially affected patients about the incident.