A Janesville Hospital warns patients after one of its laptops is stolen from an employee's car over the summer. It happened August 27th.
St. Mary's Janesville Hospital thinks 629 patients may have been affected meaning some protected health information relating to medical visits may have been compromised. The people affected were seen at St. Mary's in the emergency department between January and August 26th. Investigators say whoever took the laptop may be able to get the patient's name, date of birth, medical records and account numbers as well as other medical information and test results from their visit to the ER. The laptop didn't have any Social Security numbers, addresses, credit card numbers or financial information of any kind on it.
St. Mary's Janesville Hospital sent letters to all of the patients it thinks are affected. The hospital has also partnered with ID Experts and is offering all patients affected a free one year identity theft monitoring and protection package.