Houston Physician Office of Jeremiah J. Twomey, M.D., F.A.C.P. Vandalized

Mar 02, 2012 (06:03 PM EST)

Hard drive stolen; Individuals notified and provided comprehensive protection services

HOUSTON, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The office building and office suite of Jeremiah J. Twomey M.D., was vandalized during the weekend of December 31, 2011, at which time an external drive containing personal and confidential health information of individuals was stolen from Dr. Twomey's office. Unauthorized use of this data is unlikely. Any individuals who believe they may have been affected by this incident are asked to please contact the response team of ID Experts at 1-877-283-6561.

The independent investigation indicated that names, addresses, medical conditions, diagnoses and, in some instances, Social Security numbers and dates of birth, were contained on the stolen hard drive.  Dr. Twomey has encrypted all data that is maintained electronically to ensure that personal and confidential health information is stored and handled in a secure manner.   Individuals with questions regarding this incident can visit

In addition to procedural changes, Dr. Twomey has contracted with ID Experts® to provide an extensive level of services to protect individuals from personal and medical identity theft. These services include: a one year FraudStop Healthcare Edition membership that provides fraud resolution services, education materials, insurance reimbursement for expenses related to resolve an identity theft situation; and a Healthcare Identity Protection Toolkit with comprehensive information and resources on medical identity theft. 

This press release is in accordance with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA). The medical offices of Jeremiah J. Twomey, M.D., F.A.C.P. has notified potentially affected individuals, clients, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


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