US Health Department reports privacy breach

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US Health Department reports privacy breach - Technology Insurance Blog, CFC UnderwritingAfter a year imposing fines on hospitals guilty of losing patient records, the patient privacy breach shoe appears to be on the other foot for the California Department of Public Health, which reported losing data for more than 2,500 facility residents, department employees and other healthcare workers to state authorities in the week before Christmas 2010. According to a report on the Fiercehealthcare.com site, the lost information was stored on an unencrypted magnetic tape.

See the full report on Fiercehealthcare.com

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