Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stolen laptop leads to health data breach at Apria Healthcare

According to a company press release, the theft occurred on June 14, 2012, in Phoenix, Arizona; however, its ramifications could extend to California, New Mexico, and Nevada because of the laptop’s use in billing services. A report in the Arizona Daily Star has noted that 4,178 of the approximate 11,000 patients affected reside in Arizona. The California-based company immediately notified local law enforcement and began its own internal investigations, which revealed that PHI included Social Security numbers and names. Potentially, it also comprises dates of birth and other personal information.

http://ehrintelligence.com/2012/08/14/stolen-laptop-leads-to-health-data-breach-at-apria-healthcare/

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