Posted 5 months ago
By Scott Carlson
(AP) — A Lincoln doctor’s office is warning its patients about the possibility of identity theft after losing a computer device with 2,125 records on it.
Wedgewood Legacy Medical sent a letter to patients and issued a news release as required by health privacy laws.
The doctor’s office says the records were lost sometime in May. Officials believe the records were on a thumb drive Dr. James Fosnaugh wore around his neck to review cases.
The doctor’s office says Social Security numbers weren’t included in the records, but names, birthdates, addresses and phone numbers were.
The doctor’s office says it no longer stores patient records on portable devices.