Deaconess Hospital Patient Info Missing

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Authorities at Deaconess Hospital are notifying 128 patients that they could be the victims of identity theft.

Deaconess Hospital administrators are advising patients Tuesday night that their identity may have been compromised after a laptop, containing information on 128 patients, is missing and presumed stolen from the respiratory therapy department.

Source: 14 News

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Written by MCruz on December 29th, 2006 with 2 comments.
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#1. January 4th, 2007, at 1:41 PM.

I know in comparison to the grand scheme of things 128 people is far less than most laptop losses, but its really getting to a point where its unbearable. How many companies, especially health care industry ones, will continue to be so reckless with people‚Äôs personal information. I really wish HIPAA would start taking violators to task. I recently wrote about HIPAA and I really believe that if we were have it being enforced there would be a significant change in the number of laptops packed with ssn’s that go missing or lapses in system networks where private info is listed to prying eyes.

#2. January 5th, 2007, at 2:12 AM.

Hi Michael, thanks for stopping by.

I agree with you that enforcement of the penalties would help deter incidents like these. Until that happens, I feel we’re at the mercy of these institutions.


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