AZ: Hospitalists of Arizona laptop stolen from St. Mary's Hospital contained patient information

Carmen Duarte reports:

A stolen laptop from a work room at St. Mary’s Hospital has caused a potential patient information security breach, officials said Friday.


Hospitalists of Arizona was informed Jan. 15 about the potential breach, and notified hospital security and law enforcement.

The laptop contained health and basic personal information for about 1,700 patients who received care at St. Mary’s Hospital between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2013, states the release.

No patient financial data was breached. The laptop contained prescription information and patients’ name, birthdate and medical record number.

Read more on Arizona Daily Star.

There doesn’t seem to be any statement on St. Mary’s website, and I can’t even find a website for Hospitalists of Arizona, nor a copy of the press release. If anyone has more info to share, use the Comments section below.

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