By Ama Sarfo (September 6, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT) -- Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. was slapped with a proposed class action Wednesday in Illinois state court alleging it failed to protect its patients' sensitive information, in light of a recent burglary resulting in lost computers that held information for about 4 million patients.
Former patient Alex Lozada says the medical data breach from four unencrypted laptops was the largest in Illinois history and could have been avoided had the company followed data security regulations and standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
"By maintaining its patients' sensitive information in electronic...
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