Briefcase containing Little River Healthcare records stolen

KCEN reports:

Little River Healthcare discovered May 12 that a briefcase containing 18 paper charts and a laptop with patient electronic medical records, was stolen from a provider’s locked vehicle.

Among the information stolen was: patient names, dates of birth, dates of service, and medical history. The records did not include social security numbers, driver’s license numbers or patient home addresses.

Read more on KCEN.

Okay, that’s the second news report I’ve posted this morning about paper records with PII/PHI being stolen from an employee’s car (in addition to the laptop).

This is 2017 and this is still happening. And people want to change HHS’s breach tool because it’s “too punitive?”

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