Calif. health vendor laptop stolen; nearly 70K affected

Share this article:

An unencrypted laptop belonging to a California health care vendor was stolen, leaving the sensitive information of thousands of patients at risk.

How many victims? More than 68,000.

What type of personal information? In some cases, patient names, birth dates, allergies, admission dates,  discharge dates, medication names and treating physician names.

What happened? On Nov. 14, the laptop was stolen from the locked car of an employee of Mountain View, Calif.-based Omnicell, a medication and health supplies provider.

What was the response? The company will provide free credit monitoring to affected patients.

Details: The password-protected laptop contained personal information of patients at three health systems: Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), and Vineland, N.J.-based South Jersey Healthcare.

Source: www.modernhealthcare.com, ModernHealthcare, Omnicell breach affects more than 68,000," Jan. 3, 2013.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

POLL

More in The Data Breach Blog

Laptop stolen from Self Regional Healthcare contained patient data

As least 500 patients of Self Regional Healthcare have been notified that their personal information was on a laptop stolen from a Self Regional facility.

Thousands had data on computers stolen from California medical office

Bay Area Pain Medical Associates notified about 2,780 patients that their data was on computers stolen from its California offices.

Subcontractor breach impacts 1,700 in Dominion Resources employee wellness plan

About 1,700 people in the Dominion Resources employee wellness program have been notified that their data was accessed in a breach.