Cindy George reports:
Confidential information about 1,200 UTMB patients may have been stolen by a contractor last year.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston mailed letters to the patients whose private information was accessed by an employee of MedAssets, a company hired to assist with billing from third-party payers.
The Georgia-based firm employed the woman between July and October 2009.
In December, law enforcement officials notified the company that a former employee had been arrested and charged with identity theft. The woman is accused of using a stolen identity to gain employment at MedAssets as well as additional instances of taking other people’s information.
Read more in the Houston Chronicle.