Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Laptops Stolen

MIAOULIS NOTE:  Laptops will be lost or stolen.  All healthcare organizations should take steps to encrypt their laptops.  Take an inventory, find out what information is on your laptop and encrypt.  One possible solution is a open source (TrueCrypt).  I do not endorse product, but this is free for those with some level of technical knowledge.

Laptop With Personal Information Stolen From Aurora St. Luke's-- Their notification letter can be found here:

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee hospital is warning thousands of its patients that personal information about them may have been stolen. The theft happened last month at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center on Milwaukee's south side. More than 6,000 people who were in-patients at St. Luke's will be getting a letter in the mail. It warns them that their name, Social Security number and other information may have landed in the hands of thieves.

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