10 Ways to Lose Your Medical Records

By Jordan Robertson - 2012-05-21T21:01:31Z

Photograph by Bill Varie

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Cleaning Crews

Janitorial workers have mistakenly thrown away computers that contained sensitive information. One example occurred last year in Pennsylvania when a cleaning crew for Lebanon Internal Medicine Associates improperly disposed of a computer server that had more than a decade's worth of patient information. The company said the files were likely inaccessible because of damage to the machine from being submerged in floodwater.</