detroit free press: Device containing health information of 4,000 U-M Health System patients stolen
The University of Michigan Health System plans to notify roughly 4,000 patients who were seen this fall that some of their health information may have been stolen, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Omnicell, a medication and supply management and business analytics vendor, notified the health system last month that electronic equipment containing patient information was stolen from the car of an employee on Nov. 14. Included was medication, demographic and health information about patients at three hospitals who were treated between Oct. 24 and Nov. 13.
Omnicell said the data was on an unsecured electronic device, a violation of its and U-M's standard policies and procedures.
The information did not include addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers or financial information.
Patients affected by the theft should receive letters in the coming days.
For more, read the Free Press story.