Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Another unencrypted hospital laptop gets stolen (and compromises information on 29,000 patients)

Isn't it hard to believe that hospitals are still using unencrypted laptops that contain personal health information (PHI). Most enterprise-level laptops come with fairly robust encryption solutions these days. But, if you're still using an older laptop running Windows XP, your data may not be encrypted.

According to this story on Healthcare IT News, Gibson General Hospital in southwest Indiana reported a data breach that affected 29,000 patients when a hospital laptop was stolen from an employee's home.

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