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.”

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