University of Michigan Health Data Breach Affects 4k Patients

Personal health information on approximately 4,000 patients treated by the University of Michigan Health System has been breached, and the health system will soon be notifying affected patients, according to a Detroit Free Press report.

Equipment containing the information was stolen from the car of an employee who works for Omnicell, a hospital vendor. The device was not secured, which is a violation of the company's standard policies, according to the report.

The equipment contained health and demographic information but did not include addresses, Social Security numbers or financial information, according to the report.

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