Data breach at Texas orthopedic practice impacts 76,000 patients: 3 insights

Practice Management

An electronic device was reportedly stolen from Irving, Texas-based Las Colinas Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, causing a 76,000-person data breach.

Three things to know:

1. The breach was reported to HHS' Office for Civil Rights Jan. 18 and is currently under investigation.

2. A business associate was present at the time of the theft.

3. The breached patient information was stored on a portable electronic device.

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