64,000 additional patients impacted by Omnicell data breach

Information for an additional 64,000 patients is at risk due to the recently reported data breach of hospital management vendor Omnicell, Health IT Security reports. Initially, the breach was reported as having impacted 4,000 patients from the University of Michigan Medical System. Now, 56,000 patients from Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare treated between Oct. 18 and Nov. 9 have been notified of the breach, as well as 8,500 patients in the South Jersey Healthcare system.

The breach occurred when an unsecured device containing patient information was stolen from an Omnicell employee's locked car on Nov. 14, 2012. The device held medication, demographic and health information. Omnicell notified Sentara of the incident six days later, according to an announcement. Article

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