United HomeCare in Miami has sent notification letters to more than 13,600 patients after an employee’s company laptop computer was stolen.
Data on the laptop included one or more of the following: name, date of birth, address, Social Security number, service dates, insurance numbers, services received and health status. “UHC does not believe that this was a targeted attempt to steal information, but, instead, was a random act of criminal conduct,” according to the notice.
The organization since the theft has ensured that all laptops are encrypted and retrained employees in the security and privacy of patient records. United HomeCare is offering affected patients two years of paid credit protection monitoring.
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