Data Breach at AHMC Healthcare Affects More Than 700k

The theft of two company laptops from Alhambra, Calif.-based AHMC Healthcare has compromised the protected health information of 729,000 patients.

Security footage showed the laptops were stolen Oct. 12 from a locked, security-patrolled office, according to an AHMC statement. The laptops were password-protected and contained patients' names, insurance information and diagnosis and treatment information.

AHMC does not believe any patient information has been improperly accessed or used at this time.

The laptops contained information on patients treated at the following hospitals: Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, Calif., Monterey Park (Calif.) Hospital, Greater El Monte Community Hospital in South El Monte, Calif., Whittier (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center, San Gabriel (Calif.) Valley Medical Center and Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Medical Center.

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