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A recent incident at Sutter Health resulted in the loss of one of the network’s computers. The
desktop contained two databases which held the personal information of about 4.3 million patients.

The medical network, Sutter Health, has reported that one of its computers, which had yet to be
encrypted, has now been stolen. The desktop disappeared on the weekend of October 15 and 16
from the Sutter Medical Foundation’s administrative office in Sacramento, California. It contained
a database for Sutter Physician Services that held personal, medical and insurance information
covering about 3.3 million patients. The computer also contained a smaller database that held more
comprehensive details for about 943,000 individuals. Sutter Health has stated that it will inform
those patients who were listed in this second database by mail.

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Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob is the CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance. He has 25 years of experience in the Healthcare industry, and his experience includes managing some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy. Mr. Chaput continues to expand and update his knowledge base on HIPAA-HITECH compliance through postgraduate study, earning professional certifications and participating in professional healthcare and other organizations.
 
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