10 largest provider data breaches due to hardware theft

The following are the 10 largest provider data breaches due to theft of health IT hardware. The data is reported to HHS by providers, as required by the HITECH Act.

1. Advocate Health and Hospitals (Downers Grove, Ill.): Stolen desktop computer, 4,029,530 individuals affected

2. Sutter Medial Foundation (Sacramento, Calif.): Stolen desktop computer, 943,434 individuals affected

3. AHMC Healthcare (Alhambra, Calif.): Stolen laptop, 729,000 individuals affected

4. Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, Calif.): Stolen desktop computer, 514,330 individuals affected

5. Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Healthcare System: Stolen desktop computer, 400,000 individuals affected

6. Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Department of Public Health: Stolen desktop, laptop computers, 342,197 individuals affected

7. Emergency Healthcare Physicians (Hinsdale, Ill.): Stolen portable electronic device, 180,111 individuals affected

8. Oklahoma State Department of Health: Stolen laptop, 132,940 individuals affected

9. Crescent Healthcare (Anaheim, Calif.): Stolen desktop computer, 109,000 individuals affected

10. Howard University Hospital (Washington, D.C.): Stolen laptop, 66,601 individuals affected

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