Veterans Affairs officials in Spokane are notifying 3,275 veterans that their health information may be compromised because of a missing laptop computer.
An equipment inventory failed to find a vendor-issued laptop from the Mann-Grandstaff VAMC Lab.
It was used to interface with a hematology analyzer between April 2013 and May 2016.
An extensive search of the VA grounds did not locate the laptop.
In a news release outlining the issue, VA officials said they were uncertain what information was stored on the laptop. As a precaution, VA officials said they are alerting every veteran who may have had a blood sample processed on the analyzer.
At risk would be the names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of the veterans.
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