Thumb drive of Loyola patient information stolen from car

May 27, 2011 (CHICAGO)

A computer thumb drive containing information about patients was recently stolen from an employee's car. The hospital says fewer than 100 patients were affected. Letters have been sent to those patients.

Loyola has released a statement, saying in part: "These patients were being treated for complex medical conditions that required the employee to have access to their information on a 24/7 basis. We are reviewing our portable electronic device policy and re-educating employees about securing information."

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