Henry Ford Health System in Detroit has reported its second major breach of unencrypted protected information since September 2010.
The delivery system recently notified local media of the Jan. 31 loss of a flash drive containing the names, medical record numbers, test results, test data and testing locations for 2,777 patients checked for urinary track infections, according to the Detroit Free Press. The unencrypted flash drive violated a Henry Ford policy and the organization is warning employees they could be fired for leaving protected health information on unsecured devices, the newspaper reports.
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