Saturday, March 6, 2010

Shands notifies 12,500 patients that data at risk

Shands HealthCare has notified about 12,500 patients that a laptop containing their medical information was stolen in January. The unencrypted laptop contained information about patients referred over the past three years to the Shands at the University of Florida gastroenterology clinical services department.

The information includes names, addresses, medical record numbers and medical procedure codes of the patients, as well as the Social Security numbers of about 650 people.

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