Fire at a Brooklyn Warehouse Puts Private Lives on Display

by jeeg 3. February 2015 00:54
  No lives were lost in the huge fire that gutted a storage building on the Brooklyn waterfront over the weekend. But the flames put plenty of lives on display as the crumpling warehouse belched up its contents: decades’ worth of charred medical records, court transcripts, lawyers&rsqu... [More]

Health records of every NHS patient to be shared in vast database

by jeeg 15. January 2014 01:01
The medical notes of every NHS patient are to be pooled in a vast database to improve research. In the coming days every household in Britain will receive a letter advising them that, from April, their medical histories will be shared with researchers and pharmaceutical companies unless t... [More]

The rising risk of electronic medical records

by jeeg 22. June 2012 02:01
It was a low-tech burglary. No one thought that it would blossom into a high-tech security breach. All it took was a rock — a simple, inanimate, probably centuries-old rock. An enterprising thief picked it up, cocked his arm and tossed it through the window of a Sutter Health office b... [More]

Patient Data Accidentally Posted on the Internet

by jeeg 28. September 2010 02:36
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said Monday that bits and pieces of information, including 10 Social Security numbers, from about 6,800 patients had been inadvertently disclosed on the Internet. The institutions said in a written statement that the information... [More]
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