PARK RIDGE (AP) — Officials with a suburban Chicago hospital say four computers containing personal information for about 4 million patients were stolen last month.
The Daily Herald reports that Advocate Medical Group made the announcement Friday regarding its administrative offices in Park Ridge. The computers were taken during an overnight burglary on July 15. Officials said they contained patient names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. The computers did not contain medical records.
Advocate chief medical officer Kevin McCune says there is no reason to think the computers were taken for the information or that patient information has been used inappropriately.
Officials say the computers were password protected but not encrypted.
Advocate Medical Group includes about 1,000 doctors at more than 200 Chicago and central Illinois locations.
Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com