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Laptop with Children's Hospital patient files stolen

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A laptop with patient information from Children's Hospital in Cincinnati was stolen from an employee's vehicle in March.

The hospital says that 61,000 patient files were on the laptop. The information was password protected, but not encrypted.

The potential for abuse of the information is there, according to the hospital, but currently there is no evidence of abuse. There were no social security numbers in the laptop.

Children's is currently working with a tech security company to help people affected by the security problem.

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