UT Physicians, the group practice of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has notified 596 patients that some of their protected health information was on an unencrypted laptop that is missing.
The laptop, which when used was connected to an electromyography machine that records electrical activity of muscles, was last used on July 19 and found missing from a locked closet at an orthopedic clinic on August 2, according to an announcement from the university. The laptop contained hand and arm image data, names, dates of birth and medical record numbers. No financial, insurance or Social Security information was on the machine.
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