Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hospital Notifies Six Years Worth of Patients After Breach

The 70-bed Gibson General Hospital in southwest Indiana announced a data breach Friday involving the personal health information (PHI) of some 29,000 patients. 
According to a company statement, an unencrypted laptop containing the PHI of the patients was stolen from an employee's home Nov. 27. Patient names, addresses, Social Security numbers and/or clinical treatment data was contained on the laptop.

NOTE: Encrypt, Encrypt, Encrypt... What are you doing to prevent this type of breach?

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