Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, Calif., has reported the March 11 theft of a computer and television from Eisenhower Hospital.
Calif.'s Eisenhower Medical Center reports computer theft
The computer was password-protected but not encrypted. It contained an index of limited patient information, including names, dates of birth and the final four digits of patients' Social Security numbers, according to a news release from 313-bed Eisenhower Medical Center. It did not contain financial information or data about medical conditions or treatments.
Eisenhower Medical Center, a not-for-profit institution that includes Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and the Betty Ford Center, is mailing notification letters to all affected patients, according to the release. The theft has been reported to law enforcement, and patient index data has been moved from individual computers to the center's secure data center. In addition, Eisenhower has taken steps to provide additional security for its facilities during off-hours, according to the release.
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