Medical Laptop Encryption: Canadian Health Authority Finds Out "Certain Security Measures" Not Followed.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced that there was a data breach at their Health Sciences Centre.  A laptop with patient data for 322 people was stolen.  The type of information that was stolen was not detailed, but breach notification letters were sent and the police have been called to investigate the theft.  Unlike HIPAA […] read more

HIPAA Encryption: A Tale Of Two HIPAA Breaches.

I find it fascinating that two different companies can have such disparate reactions to a PHI data breach that occurred under similar conditions.  Consider two entries at phiprivacy.net, where computers were stolen, triggering a HIPAA breach (obviously, the use of managed HIPAA encryption software like AlertBoot was neglected; otherwise, there wouldn’t be a HIPAA breach). […] read more