Two breaches within one month? Will that get HHS’s attention?The Pocono Record reports:
A laptop computer that may have contained the files of more than 700 Coordinated Health patients was stolen from an employee’s car on Feb. 21 and has not been recovered, according to a press release issued by Coordinated Health today.Read more on Pocono Record. The Express-Times also covers the press release, which does not seem to be up on Coordinated Health’s website at the time of this posting.
The laptop was stolen from the car of an employee in Bethlehem. The incident was immediately reported to local authorities with a formal police report filed.
Coordinated hired a forensic investigator to conduct a full review of the content on the computer. While the laptop was password protected, the investigation revealed that the device may have contained an email with an attached file of 733 CH patient files, their social security numbers and their protected health information including (PHI): name, date of birth, address, insurance, appointment date and physician name.
This is the second breach reported by Coordinated Health within the past month. At the end of March, they disclosed that a Whitehall township office had been burglarized mid-month and patient information and cash were stolen. In that breach, the patient information included the last four digits of patients’ credit cards and Social Security numbers, as well as names, birth dates, phone numbers and some health information. Information from fewer than 70 patients was involved.