John A. Moran Eye Center electronic theft causes potential disclosure of patient information

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – The John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah is notifying 607 patients Saturday of a potential disclosure of some of their information following a theft of electronic equipment

On April 3, 2018, the Moran Eye Center learned a laptop computer and an associated external storage device used to take and store retinal images were stolen from locked storage.

The stolen devices contained limited patient information for 602 infants and 5 adults who had images taken by Moran specialists conducting evaluations at the University of Utah Hospital and Primary Children’s Hospital between July 1, 2014 and March 30, 2018.

No social security numbers or any financial information were stored on either device. Impacted patients and parents or guardians will receive letters by U.S. mail.

A police investigation into the theft is ongoing. The Moran Eye Center is improving its policy and procedures and enhancing security measures to reduce the risk of an event like this from occurring again.

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