Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Vermont's Caledonia Home Health Care and Hospice, a division of Northern Counties Health Care, recently began notifying [PDF] an undisclosed number of patients that their data may have been exposed when a work-issued netbook was stolen from a nurse's home on July 20th, 2013.
The netbook contained the program Palmwyse, which held patient information, including Social Security numbers.
While both the netbook and the Palmwyse program itself were password-protected, the company is advising all affected patients to monitor their credit reports with the three major credit reporting agencies, and to review their bank, credit card and debit card account statements for the next two years and immediately report any suspicious activity to their bank or credit union.
Patients with questions are advised to contact Northern Counties Health Care at (802) 748-9405 x1165.