It's great to use mobile computers like laptops in the hospital setting - until they get stolen.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is in the process of notifying approximately 3,900 patients of a potential breach of protected health information (PHI) as a result of a physician's stolen personal laptop computer.
The computer was stolen from the office of a BIDMC physician on May 22. The computer, which contained a tracking device, has not been recovered nor has the tracking device been activated.
BIDMC has enhanced physical security in office buildings and mounted a campaign to raise awareness about data security issues within the organization at all levels.
Learn more here.