Computer stolen from St. Francis-Broken Arrow had data on 84,000 patients

The Broken Arrow Ledger in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma reports:

A computer containing patient information and some employee records was stolen from Saint Francis Broken Arrow several weeks ago.

The hospital discovered a burglary and theft of a computer from a secured information systems room. Police were immediately notified and the case is currently under investigation.

The computer that was stolen was last used in 2004 and contained password protected data, including patient billing information and some employee records. The data contained the names, social security numbers, addresses and diagnostic information on 84,000 patients who were treated prior to 2004.

Read more on BALedger.com

A statement on the hospital’s web site informs patients of the incident and provides a copy of the notification letter sent out. The notification letter indicates that the information on the stolen computer also included insurance information:

Patient billing information (including full name, birth date, mailing address,social security number, insurance and diagnosis code) was stored on the equipment that was last used in May 2004. No clinical information other than the diagnosis code was stored on this computer.

The hospital was formerly known as Broken Arrow Medical Center.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.