What is the issue?
Two hard drives contained in equipment in the rehabilitation department at Red Deer Hospital have been stolen.
The big picture
Alberta Health Services, which manages the operations at Red Deer Hospital, is notifying 6,129 patients that their health information might have been viewed following the hard drive theft.
What was the immediate action taken?
“Alberta Health Services says it takes the privacy and confidentiality of patient information seriously and has stringent policies in place, including policies pertaining to the electronic storage of patient records,” Red Deer Advocate reported.