Health Data

UK: NHS hit by loss of sexual health data

A memory stick containing information about the STI tests of 146 people has gone missing from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. All patients have been informed of the loss. The stick is assumed to have been stolen on Thursday 21st August. Read more in Pink News

OR: Computer Stolen From HIV Patient Center

A computer containing information for at least 350 HIV patients was stolen over Labor Day weekend, Multnomah County officials said Thursday. An employee showed up to open the HIV patient center Tuesday morning and realized a burglary had occurred. The computer contained the names of about 350 to 400 HIV patients, authorities said. Multnomah...

Patient information reported stolen from Boulder Community Hospital

Heath Urie reports: Paperwork containing the names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 200 patients at Boulder Community Hospital have been stolen, according to Boulder police. Police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said the forms taken were copies of patient-intake forms of 207 people who visited the Occupational Health and...

Man Finds Thousands of Medical Records in Storage Unit

It was a shocking discovery in an abandoned storage unit. Thousands of medical charts, all listed to Southwest Medical. Larry Coldmire bought the contents of the storage unit for just $25 dollars in an auction. He had hoped to find treasures that he could turn into a profit, but what was there instead is...

MS: Nursing Home Identity Theft

Indictments are returned against three Jackson women accused of stealing from a nursing home resident. Jamise James, 28, and Brittany Slaughter, 22, have been arrested. James is charged with conspiracy and fraudulent use of a social security number. Slaughter is charged with conspiracy. Ashley “Pig” Showers, 25,  has not been arrested yet. She fled in a...