50,000 Patient Records Lost in System Crash
DATA LOSS—SWEDENSeptember 22, 2011
Approximately 50,000 patient records from 14 clinics and two hospitals in Region Skåne may have been lost when a computer system crashed late last month, The Local reports. The compromised hard drives have been sent to a Norwegian company specializing in data recovery. The cause of the system failure and the extent of the lost information is not known, the report states. One representative familiar with the case said, "The job is still ongoing, and they've had to bring in specialists from the United States." The director of the National Board of Health and Welfare's Southern Region said, "We have never before lost so much information."