Thief steals laptop with 530 patients' data from Arizona Pain and Spine Institute

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A laptop was stolen from Arizona Pain and Spine Institute, according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights Breach Portal.

HHS was notified Feb. 3 about the theft, which potentially compromised 530 patients' data. No business associate was present when the theft occurred.

Arizona Pain and Spine Institute has locations in Mesa, East Mesa and Queen Creek. The practice's co-founders are Asim Khan, MD, and Daniel Ryklin, MD.

Dr. Khan specializes in physical medicine, rehabilitation, interventional pain medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Ryklin specializes in the management of acute and chronic spinal disorders, electrodiagnostic medicine and musculoskeletal medicine.

Becker's Spine Review reached out to the organization for comment. This story will be updated if additional information becomes available.

From the start of the year through Feb. 13, HHS received reports of data breaches from 41 healthcare entities.

Most of the reports involved hacking incidents, IT incidents, unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure, according to JD Supra. Cumulatively, the breaches potentially affected the data of over 1 million patients.

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