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Hospital Notifies 1,200 of Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

September 28, 2010

St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis has notified 1,200 patients that their personal information may have been compromised following the theft of a laptop from an employee's home, TheIndyChannel reports. The computer contained Social Security numbers and personal health information, though there is no indication the information has been accessed. St. Vincent's privacy officer said the hospital is taking steps to avoid future incidents and will install security software on its laptops. "We are committed to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of our patients and will continue to implement administrative, technical and physical safeguards against unauthorized disclosures of protected health information," he said.
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