2nd laptop stolen from Rocky Mountain Health Care Services since June

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Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Rocky Mountain Health Care Services notified 909 patients to a security incident in which an employee's laptop was stolen, potentially compromising patients' protected health information, according to HHS' Office for Civil Rights breach portal.

The incident, discovered Sept. 28, marks the second laptop theft since June, when a cell phone and laptop belonging to a former employee were stolen.

In the latest incident, the laptop stolen may have contained some patients' first and last name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, Medicare identification number, health insurance information and limited medical treatment information. However, financial account information was not included. 

RMHCS is offering affected patients identify theft protection services as a precaution. This includes 12 months of free credit monitoring services, a $1 million insurance reimbursement policy, educational materials and fully managed identity theft recovery services all through MyIDCare.

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