Friday, August 10, 2012

Burglary Leads to 2 Hospital Data Breaches

Two more hospitals have been hit with a data breach, and both were caused by burglary. Officials at the Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (OHSU) announced that a USB drive containing data for more than 14,000 patients, 200 employee and specific patient information for 702 pediatric patients was stolen from the house of an employee recently.

In addition, there was also a recent data breach at the Stanford Medical School. Hospital officials recently announced laptop containing information of 2,500 patients was stolen from a doctor’s office on July 15. The officials, who are notifying patients by letter, say based on tracking information installed within the software, they do not believe any information has been accessed.

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