Pa. hospital records stolen
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 15, 2007
Geisinger Health Systems in Pennsylvania sent letters to about 25,000 patients to inform them their medical records were on a stolen computer.
The hospital network said the computer was stolen from Electronic Registry Systems during a break-in at its Cincinnati office.
The hospital said that company is contracted to handle Geisinger's patient registry database.
Geisinger said the records were password-protected. However, it has offered to pay for identity-theft insurance for the patients whose records were stolen.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/01/15/bibf0115.htm.