Advocate Medical Group, Advocate Medical Group - 2013
The July 15 office theft of four unencrypted desktop computers resulted in the exposure of patient information. Approximately four million patients who were seen by Advocate Medical Group physicians between the early 1990s and July of 2013 were affected. Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth were exposed. Diagnoses, medical record numbers, medical service codes, and health insurance information was also exposed in some circumstances.UPDATE (09/06/2013): A class-action lawsuit on behalf of patients in the Chicago area has been filed. It claims that Advocate Medical Center should have done more to protect patient information.