Are you a patient at the University of Miami?

Just look at what popped up in my mailbox this morning!

An article stating that computer tapes containing confidential information of 2.1 million University of Miami patients was stolen last month when thieves took a case out of a van used by a private off-site storage company…

” Anyone who has been a patient of a University of Miami physician or visited a UM facility since Jan. 1, 1999, is likely included on the tapes,” the university said in a news release. “The data included names, addresses, Social Security numbers or health information. The university will be notifying by mail the 47,000 patients whose data may have included credit card or other financial information regarding bill payment.”

I wonder what sort of sensitive data disclosures will be in the news once databases of these hospitals are connected up?

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