Lost or Missing

NV: Renown Health warns lost thumb drive could put some patient information at risk

James DeHaven reports: Northern Nevada’s largest health care provider is still looking for a thumb drive containing patient information that first went missing in June. Renown Health on Friday announced it was mailing letters to patients whose information may have been stored on the data storage device. An unnamed Renown employee first reported the...

AU: Queensland Health launches investigation after medical files found on busy Brisbane road

Josh Bavas reports: Queensland Health is investigating how a large parcel of patients’ medical documents, earmarked for destruction, were lost on a busy Brisbane road. A staff member came across the files last Thursday on Abbotsford Road in Bowen Hills, kilometres away from their home at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). hey...

Sensitive patient records found on Cork city street

Catherine Shanahan reports: Documents with sensitive patient data identifying children and adults, details of surgical procedures, and reasons for missing appointments have been found on a busy city-centre street in Cork. The highly personalised information relating to patients attending Cork University Hospital (CUH) for plastic surgery was discovered by Luke Field, a Labour Party...