Patient data stolen with NIH laptop

May 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;May2008, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p59
The article reports that the laptop of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with medical information of 2,500 patients enrolled in the study has been stolen from the locked trunk of a car driven by laboratory chief Andrew Arai in the U.S. The incident has posed security breach to clinical trial data of patients. But, Arai told patients that social security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and financial information were not on the laptop.


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