Sutter Health stolen computer risks data for 4.2M patients

The personal data of 4.24 million Sutter Health patients has been jeopardized after a desktop computer was stolen last month, reports the Sacramento Business Journal. Sutter Health immediately reported the theft to police, as well as conducted an internal investigation. Although the computer was password-protected, the stolen records were not encrypted, the health system stated in a press release yesterday. It also said the computer didn't contain patient financial records, Social Security numbers, or health plan identification numbers. FierceHealthcare