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UCLA reviewing policies after patient information was stolen
Modern Healthcare

The UCLA Health System is reviewing its policies after the system announced that the personal information for 16,288 patients was contained in an external hard drive that was stolen in an early September home invasion. According to the system, the information was encrypted, but the password needed to de-code the information was written on a piece of paper near the hard drive and had not been found. The documents were said to have included first and last names, and may have also included birthdates, medical record numbers, addresses and medical record information—but not Social Security numbers.