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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Veterans Heatlh Care: VA Medical Center: Possible Privacy Violation



VA officials recently learned that a staff member at the Lexington VA Medical Center, without authorization, took home patient files, slides, images and data on his laptop computer.

The information contained personal information of approximately 1,900 Veterans, including names, last four digits of Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and medical diagnoses.

The medical center conducted an investigation to determine how and why the information was removed from the facility without authorization.

This investigation determined the staff member did not follow established privacy and information security requirements.

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