Seton McCarthy Clinic in Austin. (File/Seton photo)
AUSTIN (October 23, 2013) Seton Healthcare Family is offering free identity theft protection for a year to patients whose personal data was contained in a laptop computer stolen from one of the medical group’s clinics.
The computer, which was stolen on Oct. 4 from the Seton McCarthy Clinic in Austin, has information about patients seen at the Seton McCarthy, Seton Topfer and Seton Kozmetsky community health centers in Austin and the Seton Total Health Partners program.
The company didn't immediately say how many patients were affected.
Because of a glitch during installation, the computer does not have the required encryption software to protect the personal data including names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, patient account numbers, some Social Security numbers and information about diagnoses, immunizations and insurance.
Seton said letters were sent to each patient or guardian.