Stanford Hospitals & Clinics and the School of Medicine are notifying 2,500 patients of a breach of protected health information following the theft of a computer from the locked office of a physician.

The breach occurred on July 15 or 16, according to a statement sent to the media. Compromised information included names, location of service and medical records; some treatment histories and dates of birth or ages; and a “small” amount of Social Security numbers. The university is offering paid identity protection services and has tightened security, although details were not provided.

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