High Point Regional Health System has notified 551 patients of a possible breach of protected health information after an employee of a medical imaging subsidiary took home patient records.

The employee, since terminated from Premier Imaging, took home 47 records. High Point has notified all 551 patients treated during the three weeks that the employee worked at Premier Imaging, according to the Greensboro News-Record newspaper.

Compromised information included Social Security numbers, names, addresses, dates of birth, driver's license numbers and insurance information. "We have completed a full investigation, but we have been unable to determine if the former employee currently has any patient information or has used the patient information in any way," according to a High Point statement.

The delivery system told the newspaper that there is no evidence patient information was fraudently used and police have decided not to press charges.

High Point, which did not respond to requests for additional comment, is offering affected patients one year of identity protection services.


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