Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Stanford University School of Medicine have recently began notifying approximately 2,500 patients that their personal data may have been accessed after a laptop was stolen from a physician’s office on July 15 or 16.
“Compromised information included names, location of service and medical records; some treatment histories and dates of birth or ages; and a ‘small’ amount of Social Security numbers,” writes CMIO’s Beth Walsh. “The university is offering paid identity protection services and said it has tightened security.”
“The hospital suffered a more widespread but less critical data breach last August after the information of 20,000 patients was found online,” writes Threatpost’s Christopher Brook. “This batch of information, culled from a six month period at the hospital’s emergency room didn’t include Social Security numbers or birth dates but did include names and diagnosis codes.”