Thousands of medical records stolen from Zanesville practice

Kate Snyder reports:

Thousands of patient files kept by Capital Prosthetic & Orthotic Center, Inc. were stolen from a storage locker in Zanesville in December.

The information stolen, according to a release from Capital Prosthetic, may have included patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, medical diagnosis/treatments and insurance information.

Across the state, 1,134 individuals were affected by the theft, including individuals in Zanesville, according to the company.

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Days after the theft, which occurred on Dec. 12, 2016, Genoa Township Police Department in Delaware County recovered several boxes of the company’s medical files.

Read more on Zanesville Time Recorder.

It looks like this one was submitted by their law firm to HHS, so you won’t see their name on the breach tool. It’s also a bit misleading because the law firm reports it as a BA, which they are to the entity, but the breach had nothing to do with them as a BA.

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