Laptop with 61,000 Patient Records Stolen from Hospital

CINCINNATI—A laptop containing more than 61,000 patient records was stolen from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The information was stolen from a hospital employee’s personal vehicle, which was parked in front of the employee’s home in late March, according to Police were immediately notified of the theft.

The records were password-word protected, but not encrypted.

The computer contained personal patient information, including their names, medical records, numbers and services received; however, the records did not contain Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or telephone numbers.

A letter was sent to the affected families about the incident. They will receive a year’s worth of free identity protection.

The hospital is now increasing training to employees on how to secure and protect patient information.

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