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CT Medical Center Loses Hard Drive, Patient Data

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 6, 2011

Connecticut's MidState Medical Center is now on the growing list of medical centers that have reported a data loss. The hospital is notifying about 93,500 patients that an employee lost a hard drive that may have contained their personal information. Hartford Business reports that the hard drive, which was lost in February, contained patients' names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers and medical record numbers. A hospital spokeswoman said the hospital investigated the loss prior to notifying patients, and there is no indication the information has been improperly accessed. The hospital is offering those affected two years of free identity protection.
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