Hospice of Alamance Caswell in Burlington, N.C., has notified 5,370 patients or next of kin that their protected health information was compromised following a burglary at the organization’s main office.
Local police arrested two 19-year-old men who allegedly broke into the building, discharged fire extinguishers and stole three laptop computers as well as miscellaneous items, according to a statement from the hospice. Patient data on the laptops was encrypted but emails containing protected information on a small number of patients were not.
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