John Muir Health, a three-hospital delivery system, on April 5 began notifying 5,450 patients that their personal health information was on two laptops stolen from a perinatal care office in Walnut Creek, Calif., according to numerous reports from local media.

The theft occurred in early February. In addition to notifying patients, the delivery system also has notified the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, as required under the breach notification rule.

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