Denver counselor notifying patients after laptop with PHI stolen from office

Anica Padilla of 7News reports that Janna Benkelman, a licensed professional counselor who has offices in  Denver and Parker, Colorado, sent a breach notification to 7News after a laptop with unencrypted patient information was stolen from her office.  Ms Padilla didn’t report when the theft occurred, whether it affected patients at both offices or just the Denver office, and what types of information were on the laptop. Nor did she reproduce the letter they were sent, so there’s no real information in The Denver Channel story other than the data weren’t encrypted and patients will be offered free credit monitoring.  At this time, there’s no copy of the notification on Ms. Benkelman’s web site.


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