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Arizona Oncology has notified affected patients about a potential unauthorized disclosure of protected health information (“PHI”). We deeply regret this matter and remain committed to protecting patients’ personal information and providing comprehensive, compassionate, high-quality oncology care.

On or about January 8, 2021, it was reported that an employee at Arizona Oncology’s Deer Valley office accessed and printed patient intake forms without permission.  The forms concerned patients seen by one provider, Dr. Mazen Khattab.  The forms subsequently went missing.  The forms may include patient-specific information such as the patient’s name, address, date of birth, Social Security number (last four digits only), medical record number, and insurance information, though AO is not aware of any exposure of this information to any third parties.

Arizona Oncology commenced an investigation into the scope of any potential unauthorized access/disclosure of PHI and has reported this matter to local law enforcement authorities and the FBI.  Arizona Oncology will also be reporting this matter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights.  Patients who were affected by the breach have been notified and provided with resources to protect their identity. 

Arizona Oncology is increasing security protocols and repeating staff-wide training regarding the protection and handling of PHI.

Finally, Arizona Oncology is offering a free credit-monitoring program for potentially affected patients.  Impacted patients interested in participating in this program may contact Lorraine Benoit, Director of Compliance, at 1-520-373-0549 for more information.


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ACCESSIBILITY POLICY
Arizona Oncology is committed to making its Web site accessible to all users. To make the site more accessible, we include several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. Some of these features are described below.
 
To aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site, the following elements have been included:
  • A descriptive text equivalent is provided for images and other non-text elements.
  • A logical tab order is provided to quickly navigate within the page.
  • Logical, informative text is provided for hyperlinks.
  • The text included on the site uses formal grammar.
  • Style sheets are used to control layout and presentation.
  • A site map is included to provide information about the general layout of the site.
  • Navigation mechanisms are consistent throughout the site.
Arizona Oncology welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please Contact Us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.
  
 
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