Oregon Health & Sciences University is notifying 4,022 patients of a data breach following the theft of a physician’s laptop computer in February.
The incident is the second major data breach in recent months for OHSU. In July 2012, an unencrypted USB drive containing patient data was stolen from an employee’s home during a burglary. The USB contained information on more than 14,000 patients and about 200 employees, with sensitive information on 702 patients, which is the number on the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ list of major breaches, now totaling 556 breaches since September 2009.
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