American Family Care alerts customers of stolen laptops containing patient information

Ryan Phillips reports:

American Family Care of Birmingham is alerting customers following the theft of two laptops containing sensitive information from an employee’s vehicle earlier this summer.

The laptops contain information concerning work-related injuries, physicals, immunizations and drug screens and were stolen in Marietta, Ga., according to a release from AFC. The company also wanted customers to know the information did not pertain to general primary or urgent care visits and were not used in direct patient care.

The company also stated no evidence points to the information being accessed, but it was discovered in August that the laptops might contain certain patient information, such as patient names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, medical record numbers, social security numbers, medical information, insurance information, driver’s license numbers and dates of service relating to a select group of AFC patients.

Read more on Birmingham Business Journal.  There is no notice on AFC’s web site as of the time of this posting.

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