Penn Medicine computer with patient info stolen

Mari A. Schaefer reports:

About 1,000 patients at Penn Medicine are receiving letters saying a computer with some of their personal information on it was stolen.

A laptop containing patient files was reported stolen from a car at the King of Prussia Mall parking lot on Nov. 30, according to a spokesperson at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. So far,  there is no indication the computer has been turned on or the patient information accessed, they stated.


So they’re “reviewing internal procedures to safeguard patient information contained on portable devices?” At this point, I think I would have rather read that they fired the employee who left the laptop in a car in a mall parking lot. Can people really not know by now?


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