Medical device company reports data breach due to stolen laptop

DJO Global, an orthopedic medical device company based in Vista, Calif., reported a data breach after a laptop was stolen from a DJO consultant's car in Roseville, Minn., Nov. 7.

The laptop was password protected but contained patient information, which may have included patient names, phone numbers, diagnosis codes, DJO products received, dates products were ordered and/or shipped, surgery dates, health insurance names, clinic names and provider information, according to the notice.

The notice also says that for a small number of patients, "other types of sensitive information my have been breached," such as Social Security numbers. No credit card information was on the laptop.

DJO Global launched an investigation into the breach and indicates that they currently do not have any evidence that personal information has been misused. According to the notice, the investigation discovered that all personal information contained on the laptop was deleted Nov. 21, though they have not recovered the laptop.

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