OH: More details emerge about patient records found at recycling center

Katie Wedell provides more details about patient records found at a recycling center in Springfield, Ohio It seems the person who found the records and reported that there were “hundreds” of records underestimated how many there were.

Community Mercy Health Partners could face penalties from the federal government for improperly disposing of private medical records after thousands of old laboratory files were found at a Springfield recycling center.

“There were thousands of records. Names, dates, pathology requests, all kinds of information, social security numbers,” Clouser said. “That information is totally confidential. And having it here, anybody could have stolen it. This was a whole feast for total identity theft.”

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A photo he took of the top of one pile shows paperwork labeled Surgical Pathology and Non-Gynecologic, Cytology Requisition Form. The years on the documents visible in the photo ranged from 2005 to 2013.

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