Fines or other penalties are possible at the two Twin Cities hospitals. They're on a growing list of institutions that have have had patient records on laptop computers stolen. Experts say hospitals trying to use patient data to cut costs are sharing the information with more consultants -- raising the chances of theft or loss.
Stolen laptop has personal info of 14,000 Fairview patients
Someone stole a laptop belonging to Fairview Health Services that had names, addresses, social security numbers and other private data. Fairview says no financial information was on the computer and that there's no evidence anyone has accessed the data.