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Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers
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Local health care providers said they have taken note of a data breach at a clinic in Athens that exposed the private information and medical history of some 200,000 current and former patients. “What’s so scary about this ... every time you think you’ve figured it out, the hackers come up with a new way,” said Mimi Collins, CEO of The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville. Computer and online security has become more critical as electronic recordkeeping becomes the norm.