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Laptop theft puts data at risk for 16,800 patients of 2 Twin Cities hospital systems

Published 09/28/2011, St. Paul Pioneer Press / MCT

The Minneapolis-based Fairview health system sent letters Tuesday to nearly 14,000 patients after confirming that a laptop lacking certain privacy protections was stolen from a car in July. The laptop also contained information on about 2,800 patients at the Robbinsdale-based North Memorial health system, which also sent letters to patients Tuesday.

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