The lawsuit alleges that an employee began recruiting other Optum employees and patients before he resigned in July as site administrator for an Optum family medicine clinic.

Two former employees stole the confidential medical information of nearly 24,000 patients to benefit a competitor, OptumCare New Mexico alleges in a lawsuit reported by the “Albuquerque Journal.

Giancarlo Martinez accepted a job with Cano Health New Mexico while still employed by Optum, which provides primary and specialty care at 12 clinics in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Florida-based Cano Health LLC has 108 medical centers throughout New Mexico, Florida, Texas and Nevada, specializing in senior care.

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