University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics still looking for stolen data

There’s still no trace of purloined tapes containing backup copies of billing records from University Hospital that stretch back 16 years, but individual patients are beginning to receive letters telling them of the theft and what they can do.

The U. has winnowed the list — once believed to contain 2.2 million people — down to 1.5 million, according to Christopher Nelson, University Hospital spokesman. “We were able to refine the list, eliminating duplicates and those who are deceased. We also identified some bad addresses. Those efforts account for the drop in number.”

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