Over 220K PHI records affected in San Francisco area burglary

In a February incident at a Torrance, California medical billing company, burglars made off with several unencrypted computers.  According to an announcement by San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, the loss resulted in the theft of 56,000 San Francisco area patient records, and compromised an additional 168,500 Los Angeles area patient records, The medical billing company, Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, is offering the affected San Francisco area patients free credit monitoring and recovery services.  Sutherland has also committed to henceforth encrypt its computers, anchor them to office furniture, and require that all data be saved to shared drives rather than to individual computers.

See full LA Times article at “San Francisco patient records stolen in Torrance burglary”

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