Laptop with Apria Healthcare patient information stolen – yes, from an unattended vehicle!

Seen in today’s Arizona Daily Star:

After a security breach, Apria Healthcare is offering 11,000 affected patients free credit monitoring.

The California-based healthcare company says 4,178 patients in Arizona were affected, including 1,100 in Southern Arizona.

The company offers home healthcare services and products, including home oxygen therapy, sleep apnea equipment, home medical equipment and enteral nutrition.

Today, Apria announced that the breach occurred in June, when an employee’s laptop was stolen from a locked vehicle in Phoenix. The employee managed billing functions for the company and the laptop contained information about Apria patients in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada, officials said.


The files on the stolen laptop’s hard drive contained patient information, including Social Security numbers and names, and possibly birth date and other personal or health information.

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