TX: Computer Back Up Tapes Containing Personal Information Stolen

Scott Lawrence reports:

KFDM News has learned police in Houston are investigating the theft of two computer back-up tapes containing the names and personal information of hundreds, and perhaps thousands of patients in the Christus Health Care system, including some in Beaumont and Port Arthur, as well as patients from other hospitals and doctors’ offices.

A spokeswoman for the hospital system tells KFDM News someone broke into an associate’s car in a Houston parking lot and took the tapes.


The information includes patient names, social security numbers, demographic information, and in some cases, diagnosis codes.

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