Oregon Health and Science University


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 1, 2013
geo: 
Portland , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

4,022 (Nine Social Security Numbers reported)

Breach Total Number: 
9
Source: 
Media
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The theft of a surgeon's unencrypted laptop resulted in the exposure of patient information.

UPDATE (04/25/2013): The laptop was stolen from a surgeon's Hawaii rental home and was used for research purposes.  Any laptops used for patient care are required to be encrypted while laptops used for research are not required to be encrypted.  The laptop was used to access emails related to patient care such as patient names, medical record numbers, types of surgery and dates of surgery, times and locations of surgery, gender, age, and name of surgeon and anesthesiologist information.  Nine patients had their Social Security numbers exposed.