Sunday, August 29, 2010

Medical records stolen from Ky. hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Medical records for more than 2,000 people were stolen from the University of Kentucky hospital, prompting the facility to issue an alert for identity theft.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the records were taken from the Department of Pediatrics Newborn Screening Program.

The university said it is notifying 2,027 people that a laptop containing patients' personal information was stolen between June 18 and June 21. That information included patient names, dates of birth, diagnoses, mothers' names and, in some cases, Social Security numbers of mothers in the Newborn Screening Program.

The stolen laptop had been stored in a locked private office. The theft was reported to the university police department.

http://www.kentucky.com/2010/08/22/1402709/medical-records-stolen-from-ky.html

1 comment:

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They have to implement a more strict policy. Medical records shouldn't be leaked.