Covenant Health Briefcase Stolen

A briefcase that was filled with the personal information of 41 Albertans has been stolen from a locked vehicle. The briefcase belonged to a Covenant Health employee. It was stolen from the northwest Edmonton parking lot on Dec 23.
The briefcase which was then recovered contained nine resumes and 31 discharge summaries. This included a patients name, date of birth, personal health information member and also a discharge diagnosis.
Jon Popowich the chief quality and privacy officer with Covenant health commented on this incident in the following words: “We value the trust that we’re given in that information and take it very seriously — so we responded immediately to this.”
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