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Stolen Computer Holds Health System Records

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 1, 2011

The Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, OK, has announced the theft of a PC containing personal information for 84,000 patients. The records belong to the Saint Francis Broken Arrow outpatient facility, which closed in 2007, and include patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses and pre-2004 diagnostic data, reports eWEEK. This is the third breach of this kind at the hospital in the last several years and the latest in a string of recent breaches at medical facilities. The hospital said, "special expertise and tools" would be necessary to access the files and there is no evidence the information has been accessed. A police investigation is ongoing.
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