Laptop stolen from TCH doctor puts medical records at risk

July 30, 2010 7:46:25 PM PDT
The medical records of hundreds of children in the Houston area may be at risk. 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.