Stolen Computer Exposes New Jersey Patients' Data


The Daily Journal reports that a computer containing patient information was recently stolen from New Jersey's Inspira Medical Center Vineland (h/t HealthITSecurity).

The computer, which was worth $2,800, was stolen from an unsecured filing room in the hospital's radiology department.

While the PC was password-protected, it's not yet clear whether or not it was encrypted.

It contained two 250 GB hard drives and a backup hard drive, and held some patient information, though the hospital is still working to determine exactly what data was on the drives.

Inspira spokesman Greg Potter told that the hospital will "take proper measures" once it determines what information was exposed.