L.A. Officials Investigating Alleged Theft of Patient Medical Records at USC Medical Center’s Mental Health Facility
Los Angeles County officials are investigating a potential data theft affecting the personal health information of 900 patients who received treatment at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center's mental health facility. The theft was discovered on April 3 during a home search of a former nurse at the facility. The nurse allegedly stole documents containing patients' birth dates, diagnoses, medical and insurance information, names, Social Security numbers and other personal information.
- "Theft of Private Data on 900 L.A. County-USC Patients Investigated" (Rocha, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 4/29).