SPOTLIGHT: Cancer patient data from four states is stolen


In what is becoming an uncomfortably familiar scenario, Emory University officials sent out a mass mailing to cancer patients warning them that a laptop containing their personal health information had been stolen. The laptop was stolen from an office of Electronic Registry Systems (ERS), a business contractor in Ohio, which serves Emory Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital. Records lost included names, social security numbers, patient addresses, medical data and treatment information. Report

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