Oregon Health and Science University Hospital (OHSU)


Portland, OR
United States
45° 31' 24.4272" N, 122° 40' 34.3452" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 31, 2012
Portland, OR
United States
Extra Info: 

OHSU posted an official notice here: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/news_events/news/2012/07-31-ohsu-contacts-patients-a.cfm

Records Breached: 

14,495 (195 SSNs reported)

The July 4 or 5 burglary of an OHSU empoyee's home resulted in the theft of a briefcase, a thumb drive, and several other items.  The thumb drive was used to back up data from OHSU computer systems and would normally be locked in a secure location on campus.  Pediatric patient information such as name, date of birth, phone number, address, OHSU medical record number, patient medical condition code, or family medical history was exposed. A total of 702 patients had additional information exposed that was more sensitive.  The thumb drive also contained a database of OHSU staff information that included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and employment-related vaccination information of 195 OHSU employees.



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