Hospital computer thefts put patients’ details at high risk

FOI is our friend. Greg Christison reports on data from 14 Scottish NHS boards:

A Sunday Express investigation has found that around 80 items containing potentially sensitive data, including laptops, memory sticks, dictaphones and smartphones, have disappeared since January 2012.

Read more on Sunday Express, but don’t expect to see numbers of unencrypted records with PHI involved. And in at least one case, the NHS board claimed that data would not be accessible to thieves due to “special software.”

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