Overnight shipper FedEx in March lost seven CDs containing protected health information, causing Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, N.Y., to recently notify 130,495 patients that their information may have been breached.
The disks, which were password protected but not encrypted, were lost while being transported to Lincoln from Siemens Medical Solutions, which performs billing and claims services for the hospital. The disks had a wide range of patient information: names, addresses, Social Security numbers, medical record numbers, patient numbers, health plan information, date of birth, dates of admission and discharge, diagnostic and procedural codes and descriptions, and some driver's license numbers.
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