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Laptops stolen with John Muir patient health info

Original post made on Apr 6, 2010

John Muir Health began notifying more than 5,000 patients on Monday of a potential breach in the security of their personal health information following the theft of two laptops computers in February. The laptops were stolen from the John Muir Physician Network perinatal office in Walnut Creek the evening of Feb. 4.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 2:40 PM

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Dolores,

Patient privacy under HIPAA standards restrict local computers from containing patient records. Typical notebooks and tablets used in patient services have wireless connections to secured storage servers.

It might be appropriate for Muir to explain the lapse in patient security protocols. Access HIMSS for further information on such HIPAA protocols.

Ralph without ROFL

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