Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
The Pocono Record reports that a laptop that may have held the personal and medical information of 733 Coordinated Health patients was stolen from an employee's car in Bethlehem, Pa., on February 21, 2014 (h/t SC Magazine).
The laptop, which was password-protected but doesn't appear to have been encrypted, hasn't been recovered.
A forensic investigator determined that the data stored on the laptop included the patients' names, addresses, birthdates, insurance information, appointment dates, physician names, and Social Security numbers.
Coordinated Health has contacted all affected patients by phone and registered mail, and is offering them one free year of access to Experian's ProtectMyID identity theft monitoring service.https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204650394;s=9477;x=7936;f=201801171506010;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20392931;e=i
SC Magazine notes that this is the second such incident at Coordinated Health to be reported in as many months -- fewer than 70 patients' personal information was exposed when Coordinated Health's South Whitehall Township office was broken into or March 15 or 16, 2014.