TX: Covenant says three laptops stolen since May

Kristen Hackney-redman of the Avalanche-Journal reports:

A total of three laptop computers have been reported stolen from two or more different areas of Covenant hospitals since May, said Gwen Stafford, a Covenant vice president.

At least one of the laptops contained personal information, including patient names, dates of births and reasons for being seen, but no financial information, such as bank account numbers, insurance information or Social Security numbers, Stafford said. She could not confirm the contents of the second or third laptops.

The Avalanche-Journal has learned one of the computers may have contained information collected from rape victims. Stafford said she could not confirm that due to HIPAA privacy concerns.

Stafford said the first laptop was stolen from the neurodiagnostic center in May and contained information on about 700 patients. That information is encrypted and password-protected, she said.

She could not comment on any information contained on the second laptop but said any information on that computer also was highly secure.

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