Stolen Laptop Compromises 12,000 Patients' Information at New Mexico Practice

The theft of a laptop from employee's office at Albuquerque-based New Mexico Oncology and Hematology Consultants has compromised the information of 12,354 patients.

The laptop contained the patients' names, dates of birth, and some patients' medical and insurance information.

Affected patients are being notified. Although NMOHC officials do not believe the information has been misused, the practice is urging patients to be watchful for signs of fraud. To prevent future incidents, NMOHC has increased both physical and cybersecurity.

More Articles on Data Breaches:

Bill Would Mandate Quick HIX Data Breach Disclosure
North Carolina Medicaid Mix-Up Exposes 49k Children's Information
Riverside Health System Uncovers 4-Year Data Breach

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months