NY: 88,000 patients at risk after computer theft

Glenn Nyback reports in the Staten Island Advance:

Computer equipment stolen from an administrative office in Rosebank in December contained personal information about 88,000 patients who have been treated at Staten Island University Hospital.

After four months with no arrests, hospital administrators are just now beginning the process of sending letters to patients whose names, Social Security and health insurance numbers were contained in computer files on a desktop computer and a backup hard drive stolen Dec. 29 from one of the hospital’s finance offices at 1 Edgewater Plaza.


Ms. Ryback said no medical records were included in the files, but wouldn’t speculate why SIUH waited so long to notify people.

Full story in the Staten Island Advance

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