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TN hospital laptop stolen with 27K patients’ personal info

Knoxville News Sentinel, October 19, 2012

Knoxville's Blount Memorial Hospital has begun notifying 27,000 patients whose personal information was compromised by the theft of an employee's laptop computer in August. The laptop was reported stolen during a burglary at the staffer's Knoxville residence Aug. 25, said Blount Memorial spokeswoman Jennie Bounds. The password-protected laptop contained registration records from Blount Heart Consultants on approximately 22,000 patients—including their names, dates of birth, responsible party names, addresses, physician names and billing information.