UAMS Announces Medical Records Breach, Is Notifying 1,500 Patients

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 1:02 pm  

In 2011, Fatemi sued UAMS in U.S. District Court in Little Rock. Fatemi charged that she was discriminated against because she was the only woman in the school's neurosurgery residency program.

She said in the lawsuit that she wasn't given the same opportunities to learn and perform surgeries as the male residents were.

Fatemi complained, and said she was eventually fired from the program in June 2010, less than six months after she began. She is seeking an unspecified amount of money for damages. 

UAMS denied the allegations of wrongdoing in its court filing.

In April, UAMS reported a breach of information that exposed data on 7,000 patients. It placed an employee in a disciplinary process for violating its policies. The data, transmitted via a web-based email service, did not contain credit card, debit card, bank account or Social Security numbers.

At the time, UAMS said its security department had worked to make sure the data was permanently destroyed and "no longer at risk."



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