CLEVELAND — University Hospitals in Cleveland says medical information for more than 7,000 people was compromised when a computer hard drive was stolen recently.
The hospital company says it was notified in August that a hard drive containing backed-up data from physicians’ offices was stolen out of a vehicle belonging to a vendor.
WKYC-TV reports that the hospital company released information Monday saying that personal and medical information of 7,170 individuals “may have been exposed.”
The hospital network said in a statement that it investigated and took measures to correct the situation and keep it from happening again.
There have been no reports that information has been accessed or misused. A letter has been sent to everyone affected.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.