Another theft of data from Kentuckiana hospital causing concern

Eric Flack reports:

There has been another data breach at a Louisville hospital owned by Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare.

Jewish Hospital is still reeling from the disappearance of a flash drive from Our Lady of Peace. While this data breach is much smaller, there is still cause for concern.

On April 21, patients of Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Women’s Center got a letter telling them a computer hard drive had been stolen from a locked area. The hard drive had medical files on 77 patients, and those files were not encrypted.

Patient names, details on medical exams and even biopsy images were left exposed. But as was the case with the data breach at Our Lady of Peace, social security numbers, telephone numbers and home address were not.

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