Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., is notifying 1,983 patients of a breach of protected health information from a missing laptop.
The medical center has a policy that laptops must be password protected and have a tracking device, but 10 of its 150 laptops did not have these protections, and the missing unit is one of them, Hurley President and CEO Patrick Wardell told WJRT-TV in Flint.
The laptop, used in the pulmonary lab to track lung function test results, was discovered missing on May 13. Information on it included names, addresses, height, weight, dates of birth, medical record numbers and test results. The hospital continues to search its premises for the unit and has alerted area pawnshops.
Hurley Medical is offering affected patients one year of paid credit monitoring services.
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