Stolen Laptop at UC San Francisco Medical Center Compromises Health Information of 3,500

An unencrypted laptop containing the personal and health information of 3,541 patients was stolen from the car of a University of California San Francisco Medical Center employee.

Following the Sept. 9 incident, UCSF officials launched an investigation to determine the contents of the laptop. Once the university discovered patient information had been stored on the laptop, authorities were notified and letters went out to affected patients, according to a university statement. Paper documents for 31 patients were stolen along with the laptop, and those patients have been notified as well.

Hospital officials do not believe any of the patient information has been improperly accessed or used.

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