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Health Records Compromised in Two Incidents

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 15, 2011

The health information of approximately 133,000 individuals might have been compromised after the theft of a department laptop and 50 paper files, according to The Oklahoman. The Oklahoma State Department of Health notified those affected, saying the laptop was password-protected and, the article states, included names, Social Security numbers and birth defect information. In a separate incident, a Minnesota hospital lost a box containing medical records of nearly 1,200 patients when it moved its corporate offices, reports Minnesota Public Radio News. Affected individuals in both cases have been offered identity monitoring services.
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