The theft of six laptop and tablet computers stolen from the home hospice offices at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has resulted in an undisclosed number of patients being notified that their protected health information was compromised.

The hospital issued a statement that did not disclose the number of affected patients, and is not releasing the number at this time. The number will have to be disclosed to the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which will publicly post the breach here if it affects 500 or more individuals.

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