Personal information about Franciscan Health patients stolen

Stacia Glenn reports:

A backpack containing personal and medical information about CHI Franciscan Health patients was stolen, prompting the health group to warn patients about possible identity theft.

The theft occurred Oct. 18.

Taken were a backpack, work laptop, cell phone, paper documents with patient information and a day planner containing the employee’s username and password for the laptop.

The personal information on the laptop included both current and deceased patients, as well as social security numbers, demographic information, names of next of kin and phone numbers.

Read more on The News Tribune.

As of the time of this posting, I don’t see any notice up on CHI Franciscan Health’s site, nor on HHS’s public breach tool.  Where did this theft occur? Was the backpack stolen from a car or where? And how many patients were affected?

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