Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, soon will have two listings on the federal government’s list of major breaches of protected health information.

The organization has notified 3,800 patients after a notebook was left overnight in a conference room and recovered the next morning behind a chair, apparently after being dropped, according to the Dayton Daily News. Names and Social Security numbers on sign-in sheets were among the information on the notebook.

The medical center did not respond to a Health Data Management request for more information. Wright-Patterson in July 2010 had a breach resulting from improper disposal of paper records that affected 2,123 patients.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access