Security breach at Loma Linda University Medical Center affects 1,336 patients

Steve Barrie reports:

The private medical records of more than 1,300 patients and/or their guarantors were endangered for a time earlier this month when a Loma Linda University Medical Center employee took home documents against hospital policy.

The records have been secured and the employee fired, said Briana Pastorino, spokeswoman for the medical center, in a news release.

The records of 1,336 patients or those responsible for paying the patients’ bills were breached on or around Dec. 19, Pastorino said. Records included birth dates, addresses, medical records numbers, driver’s license numbers and, in come cases, social security numbers.

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