Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Data Breach Affects Nearly 13K

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., has notified 12,900 patients about a potential data breach, according to a Health IT Security report.  


According to the hospital, a password-protected laptop containing medical information on pediatric patients was stolen from the hospital between May 2 and May 8.


The information includes patient names, ages, medical record numbers, telephone numbers and scheduled surgical procedures. It does not include Social Security numbers and insurance numbers. The hospital does not believe the information has been misused.


This is Lucile Packard Children's second laptop theft resulting in a data breach in the last six months. A laptop containing the medical information of around 57,000 patients was stolen in January.


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