Kern Medical Center

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 5, 2012
Bakersfield , CA
United States
California US

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Records Breached: 

1,500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

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A resident physician printed out the records of 1,500 patients for research purposes.  The paper records were stored in a computer bag and the bag was stolen from the physician's car on February 25.  The records contained names, health information, and test results. They may have also contained the insurance information of some patients.

UPDATE (4/20/2012): Medical record numbers, dates of treatments, diagnoses sites, cocci clinical numbers, and test results for HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and pregnancy may have also been exposed.