CT: 850 St. Francis Hospital patients notified after records stolen from contract physician's car
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has reached out to more than 850 patients after records were stolen from a doctor’s vehicle in December to notify them of the privacy breach.
The hospital released a statement saying it has notified 858 patients after learning that paper records were stolen from Dr. Bindu Vanapalli’s vehicle on December 27.
Vanapalli is an independent contractor physician who works in the Emergency Department at Saint Francis, according to the hospital, and information stolen included certain demographic information printed on patient labels, such as patient name, date of birth and medical record number.
Read more on NBC. There does not appear to be any statement on the hospital’s website as of the time of this posting.