Outer Banks Hospital: Cardio rehab patients’ personal info may be at risk

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OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) — Two flash drives vanished while it was moving files from Eastern Carolina Cardiovascular to the Outer Banks Hospital, officials said in a notice to patients.

The data that may have been compromised related to current and former patients who were treated at the OBX Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program of Eastern Carolina Cardiovascular, P.A., located in Kitty Hawk, from 2004 until June 2016.

The hospital’s statement said the drives may contain social security numbers, emergency contacts, insurance ID numbers and more.

“Be assured that we do have policies and procedures in place to allow for appropriate action in response to the inappropriate use, access, or disclosure of our patient’s medical information, and that we have taken steps to address this matter,” said Ronnie Sloan, president of The Outer Banks Hospital.

Read the hospital’s full message to patients here.

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