Missing/stolen records story of the week and this time it was the renown John Hopkins hospital...hope it was encrypted....BD
Johns Hopkins Hospital officials say a desktop computer containing the personal information of more than 57-hundred patients was stolen from the hospital in July. The (Baltimore) Sun reports that the hospital waited more than five weeks to tell the patients or their families about the theft. Hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson says it was "highly likely" the computer was sold for the value of its hardware. It has not been found. He says there's no reason to believe any of the data has been misused.