[ Monday, July 23, 2012 ]


Beth Israel Deaconess Laptop Theft: 3,900 patients are effected when a physician's personal laptop was stolen from a hospital office. No social security numbers or financial data, and no medication lists or complete medical records. The hospital is usually pretty good with encryption on hospital-issued devices, but this was the doctor's personal device. I don't know if this raises questions about a "BYOD" policy at Beth Israel, but it does raise the question for all covered entities: what is your BYOD policy, and how are you addressing the risks raised by physicians and other folks who you can't control but who might expose your PHI?

Jeff [8:52 AM]

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