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Tue December 11, 2012
NM Business Informs Patients About Missing Laptop
New Mexico's largest independent doctor's group says one of its laptops has either gone missing or has been stolen.
Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports that ABQ Health Partners informed patients about the laptop in a letter and apologized for the potential disclosure of personal information.
The letter suggests that patients put a fraud alert on their credit lines.
ABQ Health Partners issued a statement Monday that said the situation involved minimal patient information and that no Social Security numbers, addresses or access to health records were released.
Lisa Martinez says she received one of the letters. She says her name, date of birth, health plan number and diagnosis information was on a spreadsheet saved on the laptop.
The company didn't say how many patients received letters.
Information from: KOB-TV.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.