Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Potential Laptop Computer Data Breach at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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.

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