Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford has posted on its Web site a public notice after an unencrypted laptop was stolen from the facility:

“Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is notifying patients by mail that a password-protected, non-functional laptop computer that could potentially contain limited medical information on pediatric patients was stolen from a secured, badge-access controlled area of the hospital sometime between May 2 and May 8, 2013. This incident was reported to Packard Children’s on May 8. Immediately following discovery of the theft, Packard Children’s launched an aggressive investigation with security and law enforcement.   “To date, there is no evidence that any pediatric patient data has been accessed by an unauthorized person or otherwise compromised.   What medical information was on the laptop?

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