Laptop stolen from TCH doctor puts medical records at risk

HOUSTON Texas Children's Hospital says a doctor's laptop was stolen in May. The password-protected computer contained names, birth dates and diagnoses for about 1,600 cardiology patients. The computer did not hold any financial or insurance information.

The hospital says patient confidentiality is a top priority and it's implementing new security procedures to prevent another incident.

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