Granger Medical Clinic in Utah, serving communities southwest of Salt Lake City, has reported to federal officials a breach of protected health information affecting about 2,600 patients.

Medical appointment records scheduled for shredding simply could not be found in January, says John O’Donnell, COO of the multi-site group practice. An investigation could not determine if the records already had been shredded. Protected information in the records included first and last name, phone number and/or the reason for the appointment on a particular date or dates. The records did not contain Social Security numbers, insurance numbers or financial information.

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