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Patients at orthodontist told of possible data breach

Ouch:

A Florissant orthodontist’s office has informed 10,000 people that their personal information could be compromised because of a break-in and burglary at its offices in July.Olson & White Orthodontics, which also has offices in O’Fallon, Mo., was burglarized on July 22. Thieves took computers containing personal data, including patient health information,

via Patients at Florissant orthodontist told of possible data breach after burglary : News.

(HT Darrel Pruitt) The HITECH law requires us to inform patients of a possible data breach if a computer with access to patient records is lost or stolen. Harsh. For details look here.

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