Theft of laptop puts Corvallis Clinic patient information at risk; Physician network Doximity grows to 400K members;

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> After the theft of a Corvallis Clinic employee's laptop, patients are being notified that their health information may have been compromised, according to an article at The employee's laptop was stolen from a car in mid-November. Information stored on the laptop included patient names, dates of birth, name of treating healthcare provider and reasons for clinic visits. Article

> More than 50 percent of doctors in the U.S. have joined Doximity, a leading professional network for physicians, the company announced this week. The company says it is now the largest secure network of doctors, with more than 400,000 members. The platform allows doctors to connect and collaborate online. Announcement

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