SC: Laptop With Patients’ Information Stolen

A laptop containing information on more than 600 patients at an Oconee County physicians’ practice was stolen a week ago — and now patients are being warned about the theft.

The staff of the Oconee Heart Center discovered the theft of the laptop on May 10. The practice is notifying more than 600 patients whose personal information was on the computer.

The laptop was dedicated for use with an EKG machine and did not contain a full medical record. The laptop connected to the hospital’s main IT network.

The staff said the laptop did not contain patients’ Social Security numbers, home addresses, telephone numbers or financial information.

Read more on WYFF, where they provide additional details on what type of info was on the stolen laptop.

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