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 Laptop Encryption: NYU Langone Had A Laptop PHI Breach In April.

According to phiprivacy.net, NYU Langone Medical Center announced a data breach in June, a little before their July admission to another data breach that affected 8,400 people.  Unlike the latter announcement, though, the June announcement appears to be somewhat outside of NYU’s control.  It’s a shame that not everyone is getting the story on the […] 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

Medical Laptop Theft: Is It Really The Hardware They’re After?.

Penn Medicine Rittenhouse has contacted approximately 600 people, alerting them of a data breach. It’s one of those instances where advanced IT couldn’t have really helped (paper documents were stolen), but it does lend to the following question: are we to really believe that laptop thefts from medical establishments are for the hardware and not […] read more