Healthcare Patient Data – Over 55,000 Records Stolen

by Phil C. Solomon on September 2, 2012

in Hospital Patient Data Security


Another data breach causes provider major compliance issues.

Data for roughly 55,000 healthcare patients at Indianapolis-based Cancer Care Group was compromised after a bag with a laptop containing the company’s computer server back-up media was stolen from an employee’s locked vehicle last month.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Donna C. Norvell September 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM

In the interest of information protection and encryption why was there not a fail safe password. Therefore protecting information from being accessed by being erased as a fail safe. As CIO I have put this into our network to prevent these issues.


Phil C. Solomon Phil C. Solomon September 3, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Donna – Thanks for commenting on my post. I appreciate your feedback. I’d like to stay in touch with healthcare industry leaders like you. Why don’t we get connected on LinkedIn?


Paula Hall September 4, 2012 at 2:37 AM

I would like to connect with both you guys via linked in..
You have a lot of information here and I would love to brainstorm with you on the many business opportunities I am working on in the Middle East..


Dr. Wolf E. Stikklas September 6, 2012 at 5:42 AM

Patient Datas are in danger, were ever patient datas are collected, besides legislation on data security, there are so many situations where datas can be stolen ore lost. We try to teach data security not only the technical way, besides this there is the individual resposibility and awareness of all hospital personal.
from Munich Germany
Dr. Wolf Stikklas


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