Stolen laptops contained no patient data, AHS says
Laptops used for training and administration
Alberta Health Services is looking to reassure Albertans about the theft of five AHS laptops last month.
The computers were stolen from AHS offices during a break and enter at the Coronation Plaza offices near 111th Avenue and 142nd Street in Edmonton on the evening of Jan. 25.
AHS is now confident that business and patient information was not stored on the laptops, said spokesperson Kerry Williamson.
The laptops were older models and used primarily for education and administrative purposes, he said.
Any information contained on the hard drives was also encrypted.
Edmonton police and AHS continue to investigate the theft.
Two years ago Albertans learned that a stolen laptop containing personal health information of 620,000 Albertans was unencrypted, prompting an investigation by the privacy commission.