Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Park Ridge, Ill.-based Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care have in recent days publicly notified the media and affected patients of the theft of laptops containing protected health information.

The laptop from Children's Hospital was stolen from an employee's personal vehicle at home between May 27th and May 29th. It contained information on 61,027 patients, including names, medical record numbers, and services received. It did not contain Social Security, debit/credit card or telephone numbers. The hospital has no indication that information has been misused.

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