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Patient Info Stolen From Duke Health Systems

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University Health System officials say a thumb drive containing patient information has been stolen.


WRAL in Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/1vUQe0V ) system officials said Friday that the information was stolen from an administrative office on July 1.


Officials said the unencrypted device contained spreadsheets that included patients' names, medical record numbers, physicians' names and, in some instances, the names of certain Duke University Hospital locations visited. They said no Social Security numbers, clinical information, financial information or medical records were on the device.


Patients whose information was compromised were treated in the Duke Children's Health Center and Lenox Baker Children's Hospital from last December until June.


A dedicated call center has been set up to answer questions from affected patients. People can call 866-819-2163 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays.


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