University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 27, 2012
Little Rock , AR
United States
Arkansas US

Anyone who was a patient at UAMS and had surgery or was seen by a neurosurgeon from January 2010 to June 2010 may call UAMS toll-free hotline at 888-729-2755 to learn if they were affected by the breach.

Records Breached: 

1,500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

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A former resident doctor kept the personal information of about 1,500 patients as part of a lawsuit she filed against UAMS.  She also claimed to have kept the information for research purposes.  UAMS became aware of the issue on October 9 when the former resident doctor used the documents as part of her lawsuit.  UAMS learned that she kept additional documents on November 7 and had provided them to UAMS attorneys on June 25. Some patients had their names, addresses, dates of birth, medical record numbers, and dates of service exposed.  Other patients had their ages, locations of care, dates of service, diagnoses, medications, surgical procedures, procedure names, and lab results exposed.