MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn., has notified 93,500 patients that protected health information was on a misplaced hard drive.
Information on the drive included names, addresses, dates of birth, marital status, medical record numbers and Social Security numbers. "Not all of the patients being notified of the incident had Social Security numbers on the missing hard drive," according to a public notice on the 144-bed hospital's Web site. A hospital spokesperson did not return a call asking for additional information on the number of patients with compromised Social Security numbers and the date that patient notifications started.
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