OU Health notifying patients after theft of employee’s laptop

Laptop theft involving unencrypted patient data is still a thing, although we don’t seem to hear about it as often as a number of years ago. KOKH reports OU Medicine, which does business as OU Health, is notifying an undisclosed number of patients after discovering an employee’s laptop with their emails was stolen on December 26.

Following a subsequent investigation, OU Health said it discovered that data potentially accessed and acquired by the unauthorized party may have contained protected health information, including names along with one or more of the following: Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, medical record numbers, account numbers, provider names, dates of service, diagnoses, treatment information, and/or health insurance information.

Read more at Fox25. The incident has not yet appeared on HHS’s public breach tool.

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