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Howard University Laptop Theft Affects 34,000+

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  • March 30 2012, 11:43am EDT

A personal laptop of a former contractor for Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., was stolen and contained protected health information on 34,503 patients.

Social Security numbers were among the information “for a number of those patients,” the hospital says. Other information included names, addresses, identification numbers, medical record numbers, birthdates, admission dates, discharge dates and diagnoses information--primarily codes but some written descriptions.

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