Tucson ER info with 1,000 names is stolen from doctor’s car
Emily Bregel reports:
A Tucson doctor’s logbook was stolen from her car in March, compromising protected health information for more than 1,000 patients who visited Carondelet St. Mary’s and Carondelet St. Joseph’s emergency rooms.
All patients have been notified of the breach of confidentiality and have been offered a year of free credit monitoring, said Dr. Lori Levine, privacy officer for Emergency Medicine Associates, which provides ER staffing coverage for the two hospitals’ emergency departments.[…]
The logbook covered patient visits between Oct. 14, 2015, and March 25, and contained the following patient details: name, date of birth, age and gender, hospital name, date of hospital visit, hospital medical record number, a hospital number identifying the visit, and in some cases, a short description of the patient’s medical issue.