Senior Health Partners notifies 2,700 of data breach following device theft

New York City-based Senior Health Partners has reported a data breach affecting approximately 2,700 patients after a business associate's laptop and cellphone were stolen from her apartment.

The laptop was password-protected and encrypted, but the encryption key was in the stolen laptop bag. The cellphone was neither password-protected nor encrypted.

Potentially compromised information includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, Medicaid ID numbers, birth dates, phone numbers, medical services rendered, diagnoses and health insurance claims numbers.

SHP, a Healthfirst company, has notified members and launched an investigation with Healthfirst. The investigation results indicate that nobody accessed or misused any personal health information on the devices.

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