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Kaiser patient medical records compromised
San Francisco Chronicle - Victoria Colliver, Chronicle Staff Writer

Medical records for about 15,500 Northern California Kaiser patients – about 9,000 of them in the Bay Area – were compromised after thieves stole an external drive from a Kaiser employee’s car last month, Kaiser officials said Tuesday. Kaiser officials said the electronic device contained patients’ names, medical record numbers and possibly ages, genders, telephone numbers, addresses and general information related to their care and treatment.