MA: Computer stolen from hospital has patients' info

Bruno Matarazzo Jr. reports:

Police and security at Salem Hospital are investigating the theft of a laptop computer that contained personal and medical information on approximately 50 patients.

A Hewlett-Packard laptop was stolen from the cardiology department between late November and last Thursday, when hospital nursing staff reported the theft to Salem police.

In the police report, hospital staff said the laptop was stolen from a locked office in the Macomber building on the hospital campus.

“It appeared that an employee stole the laptop,” the police report said.


Source: The Salem News

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