Erlanger vendor loses backup CDs containing almost 5,000 patients' info during software update

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger notified patients of a security breach after a third-party vendor misplaced backup CDs containing patient information.

Five details:

1. One of the health system's third-party vendors misplaced a CD used to perform software updates on June 12. The health system conducted an investigation and searched for the CDs in the hospital, but was unable to find them.

2. The health system determined the CDs included patient information and were not password-protected.

3. The CDs contained...

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