AZ: Center for Neurosciences patient information breached
Another follow-up on a previously noted breach, although in this case, our first awareness of the breach was due to its report on HHS’s web site. HHS’s logs indicate that the theft of the computer was reported to HHS on March 4, 2010.
The Center for Neurosciences has made contact with almost all of the 1,101 patients whose personal information was compromised last year when a computer was stolen from an exam room.
According to Tim Eazer, an official with the center, a visitor stole a personal computer from an electromyograms and nerve conduction studies exam room on December 15, 2009.
The computer, used to perform electrical tests on muscles and nerves, did not contain financial or other sensitive information on patients, Eazer stated in a press release. It did contain information including names, dates of birth, referring physicians and reasons for the neurophysiological tests.