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.


http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/news-item/data-breach-hits-oregon-stanford-hospitals.

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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