Electronic Health Records Becoming Data Theft Favorites

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Data theft of medical records is on the rise and will continue. Why? A few reasons: Medical data contains lots of “goodies” for ID theft It’s not that hard to steal Most medical practices don’t have solid privacy policies in place to follow (HIPAA¬† regulations) Since EHR’s are a growing tool, there is more data Read More

5000+ Patient Data Theft

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John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA had 2 laptops stolen that contained person and health information on 5,450 patients. As is required, the Hospital sent letters to all 5,450 patients telling them of the theft. John Muir Health vice president and privacy officer, Hala Helm, says the laptops were password-protected and contained data in Read More