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TMC: 1.8K files of patient data left unsecured

TUCSON – Sensitive information of hundreds of Tucson Medical Center HealthCare patients may be at risk, according to a press release.

TMC Healthcare officials said a suite used for storing 1,800 patient files was left unsecured for a two-week period. Authorities learned that the suite was unlocked on July 12.

According to officials, the files contained names, dates of birth, addresses, medical record numbers, insurance ID or social security numbers, diagnoses, treatment information, provider information, medications, test results and other clinical information. They said financial information of those patients were not included in the files.

TMC Healthcare said they believe no patient information was accessed during the timeframe the suite was unlocked. They also said they assure patients that their information was not used inappropriately.

Officials said they have contacted affected patients. A dedicated call center has been set up to help answer questions patients may have.

TMC said the affected patients will receive a one-year credit monitoring and identity protection services.

For more information, call 1-877-440-0645.



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