Hundreds of medical records fly out of truck in southwest Omaha

Elizabeth Snell reports:

Even when medical facilities take the time to properly dispose of patients’ medical records, there is still a risk of a health data breach if the correct security measures are not taken in the transportation process.

Last week, a medical waste company in Nebraska had an improperly secured truck door, which led to hundreds of medical records to be blown onto the street. According to KETV in Omaha, a Medi-Waste Disposal truck was driving in Omaha and the door on the truck was not closed properly. Possibly thousands of pieces of paper were tossed from the truck.

It was not certain where the records originated from, according to the news station, just that they left an Omaha facility to be stored in Lincoln.


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