Health Data

UK: Patient phone tapes taken home by staff

Caroline Innes of the Liverpool Echo writes: Tape recordings of patient phone calls were taken home by out-of-hours GP service staff. Data protection experts said today they feared patient confidentiality was being compromised by the actions of Urgent Care 24 (UC24) workers. Today the organisation said the practice of taking tapes home to do...

Clinic's owner may face fine

Gina Damron of the Detroit Free Press reports: The owner of a Lathrup Village clinic accused of improperly disposing of medical waste said Tuesday that he’s putting biohazard bags in every examination room to ensure that materials don’t end up in regular trash bins again. Dr. A. Alberto Hodari could find out this week...

(update) BCBS-WNY laptop also had data on BS-NENY members

WNYT reports: A missing laptop puts some BlueCross BlueShield customers at risk for identity theft in New York State. The company confirms the laptop went missing in late fall with information on up to 40,000 members. This affects BlueCross BlueShield of Northeastern New York and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The company claims...

Man Charged With Stealing VA Hospital Computers

Seen on The Indy Channel: A Speedway man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing computers containing information on more than 11,000 patients from a Veterans Administration hospital, officials said Tuesday. Joseph A. Radican, 50, has been charged with felony theft in the November break-in at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Three...