Sutter Health-affiliated physician reports burglary, stolen patient records

A physician affiliated with Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has notified patients that patient charts were stolen during an office burglary.

Sharon J. Jones, MD, board-certified in internal medicine, issued a news release reporting the breach. Her San Pablo, Calif., office was broken into the evening of Jan. 8, and burglars stole the 2014 credit card transaction register and approximately 350 patient charts.

Compromised information includes patient names, birth dates, addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, medical records (including lab results, history, consultation notes, etc.) and medical insurance information.

For patients' who paid the office using a credit card in 2014, exposed information includes names, copies of medical insurance cards and the last four digits of the credit card number.

The office notified the San Pablo Police Department and filed a police report upon learning of the intrusion.

Dr. Jones is affiliated with Sutter Health's network of care, meaning she is a member of the medical staff of Sutter-affiliated hospitals, affiliated medical groups or independent practice associations participating in clinical initiatives, according to a physician profile on Sutter Health's website. She is not an employee or agent of Sutter Health or its affiliates.

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