Laptop thefts compromise 700,000-plus hospital patient files

Richard Winton reports:

The theft of two laptop computers from a hospital administration office in Alhambra has compromised the health information of 729,000 patients, including their social security numbers, officials said Monday.

The laptops were stolen Oct. 12 and contain data from patients treated at AHMC [AHMC Healthcare Inc.] hospitals: Garfield Medical Center, Monterey Park Hospital, Greater El Monte Community Hospital, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Anaheim Regional Medical Center.

Read more on the Los Angeles Times.

As of the time of this posting, there is no notice up on AHMC’s site or the individual hospital sites.

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