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From: Henry Brown (hbrownknology.net)
Date: Sat Apr 19 2008 - 19:15:21 CDT
why would a PDA, which according to this news story was used to collect
and upload data daily have 384 patient records ??
and of course there is the minor issue of PDA going missing on March 12
and "patients" being notified on April 17
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HealthAlliance computer lost
By Lisa Eckelbecker TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
LEOMINSTER— The healthcare system Central New England HealthAlliance has
sent letters to 384 patients notifying them that their personal
information, including Social Security numbers and health insurance
information, may be vulnerable because a hand-held computer used by a
home health nurse is missing.
HealthAlliance, which has hospitals and offers services in North Central
Massachusetts, knows of no misuse of information that was stored in the
personal digital assistant, or PDA, but has reported the potential data
breach to Leominster police, said Mary Lourdes Burke, a spokeswoman for
“We’re still taking the necessary steps, in terms of investigating the
incident, notifying the patients and (following) all the rules and
regulations of the state in terms of notifying the proper authorities,”
Mrs. Burke said.
In a letter dated April 17 that was sent to HealthAlliance home health
patients, HealthAlliance Director of Compliance and Corporate Privacy
David J. Murray wrote that a home health nurse noticed her PDA was
missing on or about March 12. Nurses use the PDAs to document care while
they are visiting patients, then connect them to HealthAlliance
computers at the end of the day to update electronic medical records, he
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