Oklahoma's St. Francis Hospital Data Breach Affects 84K Patients

Saint Francis Hospital at Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) experienced a burglary and theft of a computer from a secured information systems room that contained personal information on 84,000 patients, according to a hospital news release.

The computer that was stolen was last used in 2004 and contained password protected data including patient billing information and some employee records from Saint Francis Broken Arrow. The data contained the names, the Social Security numbers, addresses and diagnostic information on patients who were treated prior to 2004.

According to the news report, the hospital has not received any report of identity theft of misuse of information. The hospital is offering all affected patients and employees complimentary participation in an identity theft protection program.

Read the hospital news release about the data breach at Saint Francis.

Read other coverage about hospital data breaches:

- Insurer Health Net Notifies 1.9M Individuals Affected by Lost Server Drives

- 13 Legal Issues for Hospitals and Health Systems

- West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center Data Breach Affected 3K Patients

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months