Sunday, March 28, 2010

PHI on PERSONAL LAPTOP

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has launched a criminal investigation into a security breach of veterans' medical information at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center, according to an internal document obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The inspector general is investigating a report that a physician assistant stored unauthorized clinical information on her personal laptop regarding veterans who were seen at one of the VA specialty clinics, according to the document.

http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/security-breach-at-atlanta-365828.html
 
MIAOULIS NOTE: What are you doing at your organization?  How are you keeping PHI from flowing to unathorized locations?  Have you locked down email including Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo from sending ePHI?

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