HIPAA Security Incident Notification
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HIPAA Security Incident Notification

On September 21, 2020, the Woolfson Eye Institute (“Woolfson”) learned that a laptop that was connected to testing equipment and storing a patient database was stolen earlier that day. The information stored in the patient database on the laptop included patient names and dates of birth only. The information on the laptop did not include any medical diagnoses, Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, drivers’ license numbers, or any other more sensitive identifiers or medical information. We sincerely apologize for this situation and any inconvenience it may cause you.

We investigated the incident and have been cooperating with local law enforcement. At this point, we have not received any information suggesting that your information has been used for an improper purpose. Nonetheless, we are sending this advisory to update you about the incident so that you can take appropriate steps to protect yourself and minimize the possibility of misuse of your information.

We recommend you remain vigilant and consider taking steps to protect your personal information. For example,

We treat all sensitive patient information in a confidential manner and are proactive in the careful handling of such information. We will assess and modify our current privacy and data security policies and procedures to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future.

If you have any further questions, please contact our compliance officer at databreach@woolfsoneye.com.

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