Physician wrongfully removed patient records from San Francisco hospital

San Francisco Department of Public Health officials announced that a former physician at the University of California at San Francisco took patients' medical records outside a local hospital.

The physician worked at the hospital, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, from 2005 to 2013, according to SFBay. UCSF provides approximately 1,500 employees to the hospital. The officials are currently working with UCSF officials to recover the records.

Once the records are recovered, each affected individual will be notified in writing. California authorities have already been informed of the breach, according to the report.

UCSF has been the subject of several large data breaches in the past few years. In March 2014, it notified 9,986 people that their personal and health information may have been exposed after several unencrypted laptops were stolen from the UCSF Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore. Another laptop was stolen from a UCSF Medical Center employee's car in September 2013, affecting 3,451 individuals, and earlier the same month, a laptop containing 8,294 patient records was stolen from a UCSF physician's vehicle, according to eSecurityPlanet.

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