NY: Upstate University Hospital notified 283 patients after portable device with PHI stolen

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A portable electronic device containing personal medical information has been stolen from Upstate University Hospital.

The hospital notified 283 patients that their information may be compromised.

Information on the device may have included patients’ names, date of birth, hospital medical record number, and diagnosis.

The device does not include patients’ Social Security number, insurance information, or address.

Officials believe the device was stolen from Upstate University Hospital on March 30 or 31.

So far, officials say there’s no indication that information has been viewed or misused in any way.

Authorities have been notified and are investigating.

The hospital is asking patients to be alert of any suspicious activity.

Upstate University Hospital is affiliated with SUNY, the State University of New York system. There does not appear to be any notice on their web site at this time that would explain what kind of portable device was stolen, why the data were encrypted, and the details of the theft.

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