[ISN] Lost mobile device impacts 1,800 home infusion patients

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 02:53:46 -0600 (CST)

By Beth Walsh
Dec 04, 2012

The loss of an unencrypted handheld Palm device in the Continuum Home 
Infusion unit of the University of Virginia Medical Center has resulted 
in a data breach of protected health information. More than 1,800 
patients or potential patients were affected.

The device had information on patients who received home infusion 
services during September or who were referred to Continuum for services 
from August 2007 through September 2012.

The university learned on Oct. 5 that the device was missing, according 
to statements to patients and the media. Information on the device 
included names, addresses, diagnoses, medications and insurance 
identification numbers that included “some” Social Security numbers. No 
financial information was on the device.


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