Another privacy and security breach was reported last week by MSNBC News and other news sources on April 8, 2005. The article from MSNBC can be found here.
This one involved a "low tech" approach involving the theft of laptop computers which contained sensitive patient data and health information, inclduing, names, addresses, Social Security numbers and billing codes that could be used to deduce medical histories.
According to the article, "San Jose Medical Group began sending letters to current and former patients in California earlier this week after thieves stole two office computers on March 28. The computers contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers and billing codes that could be used to deduce medical histories. It was unclear whether any patients have become victims of identity theft, police said...."