UF warns patients of security breach

University of Florida officials will be notifying about 1,900 patients of a UF plastic surgeon that their private health information might have been breached after the information was managed and disposed of improperly.

Dr. Francis D. Ong, a UF assistant professor of plastic surgery at the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville, stored unsecured digital photographs of his patients and identifying information — such as names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and Medicare numbers — on a computer. Ong then gave the computer to a family he was friends with in late January or early February this year.

One of the friends using the computer replaced its operating system, resulting in the permanent loss of most of the patient information.

Full story – Triangle Business Journal

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