Two computers stolen from Inspira Health Network and allegedly sold for gas money may have contained patient information, according to the medical center.
A potential data breach was reported by the medical center in Vineland that could affect about 1,411 patients
The information stored on the computers, which were discovered stolen in December, may have been imaging studies such as X-rays or CT Scans, and include patient names, birth dates, patient numbers, dates of service and possibly Social Security numbers. The information would affect patients of the network from January 2009 to Dec. 23, 2013, the health care organization said in a statement Thursday.
Inspira discovered two computers were stolen from the radiology departments and one of them may have contained patient information. Officials said the computers were stolen by a former employee and sold to a salvage location.
According to Inspira, police investigated and discovered the computers were sold for gas money. Officials said any patient information stored on the computer would be difficult to access due to the type of digital security systems used by the organization.
Additional information about the case was not available Friday from Vineland police.
Inspira has opened a call center at 877-841-8157 to answer questions about the possible data breach. The hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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