Stolen Computers Expose 1,213 Elliot Hospital Patients' Data


New Hampshire's Elliot Hospital recently acknowledged [PDF] that patient data may have been exposed when four computer workstations were stolen from an employee's car (h/t Becker's Hospital CIO).

The computers, which were stolen while they were being transported to a location where they could be destroyed, held patients' names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and health information, as well as some Social Security numbers.

WMUR reports that 1,213 patients' information was held in three spreadsheets and 20 emails. "It's very important to keep in mind or to understand that this is not a situation involving the breach of electronic medical records," Elliot Hospital senior vice president John Friberg told WMUR.

All those affected were notified on May 19, 2014.