Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic in North Carolina is notifying approximately 17,300 patients of a breach of their protected health information after the clinic apparently was the victim of a scam.
The clinic contracted with a vendor to transfer X-ray films into an electronic format, which the vendor never delivered. “It appears that the X-ray films were sold to a recycling company in Ohio that harvested the silver from the films,” clinic’s public notice explains. “Raleigh Ortho believes the films were ultimately destroyed.”
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