Navigation Links
Eisenhower Medical Center Reports Theft of Computer and Television
Date:3/30/2011

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) has implemented additional security procedures and protocols to help ensure patient privacy and security after a hospital computer and a television were stolen in a burglary on Friday, March 11.

The computer was password protected but not encrypted. It contained an electronic index with limited patient information used by EMC. The information in the index file included, patient names, ages, dates of birth, the last four digits of the Social Security numbers and the hospital's Medical Record Numbers (MRNs).

The computer did not contain any information regarding the patients' medical conditions or treatments at EMC or any other medical records. Additionally, there was no financial, bank, credit card or health insurance information on the computer.  The information related only to EMC and not to any other healthcare providers on the campus.

The theft occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011 and EMC staff discovered a television missing shortly afterward. But the computer was not found to be missing until EMC personnel reported for work on Monday, March 14, 2011. At this time, EMC has no reason to believe that the computer was stolen for the information that it contained.

The theft has been reported to law enforcement, and EMC has been cooperating with the investigation. Notification letters are being mailed to all affected patients beginning today.

EMC has provided high quality, compassionate care for nearly 40 years.  The safeguarding of our patients' information is a top priority. We immediately took steps to ensure the safety of patient information.  EMC's safeguard requirements and policies and procedures for computers were reviewed, and patient index data was moved from individual computers to our secure data center. To the extent that the data may be needed outside of the secure data center, it will be encrypted and returned to the data center when it is no longer needed. We have also taken steps to further secure our facilities during off-hours.

EMC deeply regrets that this happened and assures its patients and families of its patients, that it has taken immediate steps to investigate and attempt to recover the computer.  We are committed to fully protecting all of the information entrusted to us by patients and their families. A call center has been established to answer any questions that the affected patients might have and the toll-free number is being provided in the notification letters that are being mailed.

About Eisenhower Medical Center

Eisenhower Medical Center is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 542-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, and the Betty Ford Center, also located on the Eisenhower campus. Currently in the process of becoming a teaching hospital by 2013, the medical center is renowned for its Centers of Excellence in Orthopedics at Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center, Cardiovascular at the Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center, Neuroscience at the Eisenhower Neuroscience Institute, and Oncology at the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. Situated on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage, the medical center has provided a full range of quality medical and educational services for nearly 40 years for residents and visitors to the greater Coachella Valley. For more information, visit emc.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Eisenhower Medical Center
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. PTC Therapeutics Appoints Robert Spiegel, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
2. Cara Therapeutics Announces Appointment of James B. Jones, M.D., Pharm.D., as Chief Medical Officer
3. Winner Medical CEO Awarded and Appointed Position by CNITA
4. Promidian Survey Finds Growing Support for Patient-Centered Medical Home
5. BioDrain Medical, Inc. Completes Installation of Its Streamway™ Automated Surgical Fluid Disposal System in Minnesota Hospital
6. Diversified Medical Equipment & Supplies Corporation Announces New Home Care Medical Supply Division
7. Detroit Medical Center Becomes First in Southeast Michigan to Study an Implantable Device, Designed to Reduce Patient Time to the ER and Improve Survival Rates From Heart Attack in High-Risk Patients
8. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Pablo Lapuerta Chief Medical Officer
9. St. Davids HealthCare Takes Robotic-Assisted Surgery to the Next Level With the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. Davids North Austin Medical Center
10. "The State of the Medical Marijuana Markets 2011" First Ever Investor-Grade Analysis Report of the Marijuana Marketplace in the United States
11. Plans to Overhaul Ambulance Industry Met With Enthusiasm: Online Marketplace for Emergency Medical Services Introduces Largest Selection of Products and Services on the Web
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced ... BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution ... this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in ... sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT is ... levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology and ... platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 nd ... 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A demonstration ... of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will be ... is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments that ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Revolutionary ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology ... of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet ... possibilities for IoT devices.      (Photo: ... introduces a number of ,world firsts,: , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... A recent article published June 14 on E Online ... on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not only ... calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme ... “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was ... other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing ... which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him ... Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... their Las Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and ... The Grove, in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):