Emory Healthcare patients are reacting to the news that their personal information might be compromised. One woman is afraid her information is already in the wrong hands.
John Fox, CEO, announced Wednesday that 10 backup disks that contained 315,000 patient records were missing. Those affected are surgical patients from September 1990 to April 2007.
Arescia Boujeaux received a letter notifying her she is one of the people affected.
"My personal rights have been violated," said Boujeaux.
She said she trusted the hospital to keep her Social Security number and medical records confidential.
"I was really flabbergasted. I can't believe it because Emory, I always thought very highly of them," said Boujeaux.
Fox said their investigation shows the disks disappeared in February and go with an outdated system.
"We have no evidence at this time that any personal information has been misused as a result of this incident," said Fox on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Boujeaux told CBS Atlanta News she received a letter from the IRS in March. When she called, she said she was confused by what she was told.
"Emory reported you made $60,000 and I am sitting here saying, 'Ma'am, that's impossible,'" said Boujeaux.
She never worked there. Boujeaux is currently trying to figure out what happened. She spent 20 years with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. The last thing she thought she'd have to do now is play detective.
"I put my faith and trust in Emory, and right now I feel betrayed," said Boujeaux.
Fox said Emory Healthcare will pay for identity protection services for a year for those affected by the missing disks.
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