Baylor Health Care says laptop with patient data stolen

Jason Roberson reports:

A laptop computer containing limited health information on 100,000 patients was stolen from an employee’s car in September, Baylor Health Care System Inc. said Monday.

A letter is being sent to the patients, including 7,400 patients whose Social Security numbers were stored on the computer.

[…] Baylor is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the laptop, which was stolen from a manager’s car between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Sept. 18 or 19 in Royse City.

It was within the manager’s job description to visit Baylor locations collecting patient data on the laptop, but she was fired because leaving the laptop in her car broke protocol, Ms. Mitchell said.

Read more in the Dallas Morning News

Update of 12-6-08: the notification to the Maryland Attorney General is available online.

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