Patient Data Compromised in Two Breaches
DATA LOSS—U.S.November 8, 2011
The UCLA Health System is notifying 16,288 patients that their personal information was compromised after a hard drive was stolen from a former employee's house. The Los Angeles Times reports that while the hard drive was encrypted, a piece of paper with the password to the information is also missing. The hard drive contained patients' names and some birth dates, addresses and medical record information, the report states. Meanwhile, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas has announced that the financial information of about 10,000 of its patients may have been posted online for more than a month through an online payment service provider. KMBC reports the data may have included names, some contact information, healthcare provider and credit card information.