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Michigan Medicine Reports 2nd Healthcare Data Breach This Year

October 11, 2018 - The University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine reported to OCR on Sept. 28 that there was an unauthorized access/disclosure of paper records that affected 3,624 individuals. In a press release, Michigan Medicine said that there was a mailing error that may have exposed patient names and contact information. On Sept. 4, Michigan Medicine discovered fundraising letters being sent...


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PHI Data Security of 19,000 Toyota Employees at Risk

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Toyota Industries North America announced Sept. 28 that a data breach involving 19,000 current and former employees and health plan participants may have put PHI data security at risk.   Toyota said it discovered on Aug. 30 that an...

Hacker Steals 124 PHI-Laden Emails in Aspire Phishing Attack

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Aspire Health, a Nashville-based in-home healthcare provider, suffered a phishing attack on Sept. 3 in which a hacker gained access to its internal email system earlier this month, according to court documents cited by...

Independence Blue Cross Admits to Healthcare Data Breach

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Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announced Sept. 17 that PHI was uploaded by an employee to a website that was publicly accessible between April 23 and July 20, 2018. KYW news radio reported that around 17,000 IBC...

Reliable Respiratory Says Phishing Attack Affected 21K Individuals

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Massachusetts-based medical equipment supplier Reliable Respiratory reported to OCR on Sept. 1 that a phishing attack exposed PHI on 21,311 individuals. In a notice on its website, Reliable Respiratory said that on July 3 it discovered a...

PHI Data, My Friend, Is Blowin’ in the New Mexico Wind

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Medical records containing PHI data of patients from Turquoise Lodge Hospital were found blowing around the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico, TV station KRQE reported Sept. 1. The medical records were being transported to a secure...

HMC Says Ransomware Attack Turned Into Healthcare Data Breach

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Health Management Concepts (HMC) recently experienced a ransomware attack that quickly turned into a healthcare data breach. In an Aug. 22 letter, attorneys for HMC informed the New Hampshire Attorney General that it discovered on...

Dermatology Clinics See Rash of Healthcare Data Breaches

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A pair of dermatology clinics reported to OCR this month healthcare data breaches that exposed PHI on a total of 5,375 patients. Maryland-based Anne Arundel Dermatology told OCR on August 9 that 1,310 individuals were affected by the...

InterAct of Michigan Phishing Attack Exposes PHI on 1,290 People

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InterAct of Michigan reported to OCR on August 7 that an email hacking incident may have exposed PHI on 1,290 individuals. In a statement on its website, InterAct explained that it became aware on June 8 that an unauthorized third party...

301K Patients Involved in St. Mary’s Paper Records Data Breach

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SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, reported to OCR on July 30 that an improper disposal of paper medical records may have resulted in a data breach affecting 301,000 individuals. In a public notice, St....

19K Orlando Orthopaedic Patients At Risk from Lax Vendor Security

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Florida-based Orlando Orthopaedic Center reported to OCR on July 20 that 19,101 individuals were affected by lax vendor security, leading to a possible PHI breach. The breach occurred at a transcription service vendor in December,...

PHI of 105K People At Risk in Boys Town Healthcare Data Breach

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Nebraska-based Boys Town National Research Hospital reported to OCR July 20 a healthcare data breach that may have exposed PHI on 105,309 individuals. In a statement, Boys Town said it discovered on May 23 unusual activity relating to an...

PHI of 18,000 UMCP Patients at Risk in Healthcare Data Breach

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UMC Physicians (UMCP), a physician practice managment group set up by Texas-based UMC Health System, announced July 11 that it had notified more than 18,000 patients about a healthcare data breach in which their PHI may have...

MedEvolve Cops to Healthcare Data Breach With PHI on 200K at Risk

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Arkansas-based practice management software provider MedEvolve has finally copped to a healthcare data breach at one of its customers, Premier Immediate Medical Care, which may have impacted more than 200,000 current and former patients of...

Children’s Mercy Hospital Phishing Attack Impacts PHI of 60K

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A phishing attack targeting employees at Missouri-based Children’s Mercy Hospital may have compromised PHI on more than 60,000 individuals, the Kansas City Star reported July 3. The information possibly accessed by hackers included...

Michigan Medicine Admits to Healthcare Data Breach in Laptop Theft

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University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine announced June 25 that around 870 patients were affected by a healthcare data breach that involved the theft of an unencrypted laptop with PHI from an employee’s car. The theft...

270,000 Put at Risk by Med Associates Healthcare Data Breach

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A healthcare data breach at Med Associates, a Latham, NY-based health billing company, may have exposed PHI on more than 270,000 people, reported the Times Union newspaper. In an announcement on its website, Med Associates said that it...

RISE Ransomware Attack Puts 3,731 Patients at Risk

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RISE Wisconsin reported June 7 to OCR that it suffered a ransomware attack in which PHI on 3,731 individuals may have been exposed. In a press release, RISE said that patient names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and...

Dignity Health Data Breach Affects 55.9K Patients

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On May 31, California-based Dignity Health reported to OCR that a data breach exposed personal information on 55,947 patients. In a Dignity Health statement emailed to HealthITSecurity.com, the healthcare provider explained that an email...

Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology Suffers Ransomware Attack

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Minnesota-based Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology (APP) said that it suffered a Triple-M ransomware attack on March 30-31. It notified OCR on May 18 that 6,546 individuals were affected by the attack. APP related that Eastern...

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