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Rehabilitation Facility Reports Patient Data Files Unattended

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Catalina Post-Acute and Rehabilitation recently became aware of an incident where paper files containing resident and employee information were left in an unattended area. The patient data files, along with certain employee information,...

Multnomah County Health Department Suffers PHI Breach

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On August 24, 2012, a Multnomah County Health Department employee automatically forwarded all emails from an employee county email account to a personal Google email account not maintained by the Oregon county. Some of these emails...

Michigan Cybersecurity Breach Could Impact 22K Patients

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Flint, Michigan-based Singn and Arora Oncology Hematology is notifying 22,000 patients that some of their information may have been accessed in a cybersecurity breach, according to an ABC12 report. An unauthorized user reportedly...

Potentially Unencrypted Laptop Stolen from LA Hospital

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On December 21, 2016, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group (CHLAMG) became aware of a potentially unencrypted laptop stolen on October 18, containing the personal health...

CoPilot Security Breach Potentially Impacts 220K Patients

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On Jan 18, 2017, CoPilot Provider Support Services, Inc. announced it detected unauthorized access of one of its databases and notified potentially impacted patients of the security breach. CoPilot has no evidence any information has been...

Delaware Health Data Breach Potentially Impacts 19K

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At Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Delaware, two subcontractors suffered a breach leaving 16 self-insured customers and 19,000 Highmark members vulnerable to a potential attack. The incident came to light January 13, 2017 after the...

VA Senator Violates HIPAA in Sharing Patient Information

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A Virginia State Senator is under fire after an alleged HIPAA breach led to an investigation into unlawful use of patient information. An article by the Richmond-Times Dispatch reported Senator Siobhan S. Dunnavant, an Henrico County...

Southcentral Foundation Cyberattack Affects 14K in AK

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Alaska-based Southcentral Foundation recently announced on its website that it experienced a data breach regarding PHI on October 18, 2016. Employee email accounts were potentially accessed during a cyberattack. The incident involved the...

New Hampshire Hospital Data Breach Affects 15K Patients

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A patient at New Hampshire Hospital reportedly hacked into the New Hampshire Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS), posting information online and creating a potential data breach for 15,000 individuals. DHHS said in an online...

Records Containing PHI Stolen from TX Orthaepedic Facility

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On December 15th, Oak Cliff Orthopaedic Associates announced a theft involving records containing personal PHI from the years 2006 to 2007. According to a report from Oak Cliff, the Lewisville Police Department has since located and...

Quest Diagnostics Data Breach Affects 34K Patients

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Quest Diagnostics recently announced that it became aware of a PHI data breach on November 28, 2016, that may have involved the information of 34,000 patients. On November 26, 2016, an unauthorized third party accessed the MyQuest by...

Unencrypted Flash Drive Lost, Privacy Incident for 2K

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OptumHealth New Mexico reported on November 17, 2016 that it experienced a privacy incident affecting approximately 2,000 individuals when an unencrypted flash drive was lost. OptumHealth said that it was notified on September 26, 2016...

PHI Data Breach Stems from Computer Hacking at GA Entity

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Georgia-based Vascular Surgical Associates recently announced on its website that it had experienced a PHI data breach after one of its computer servers was accessed by an outside party. The incident happened around the time of a software...

OCR Warns of Phishing Scam to HIPAA Covered Entities

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UPDATE: OCR released an additional update on November 30 with new details regarding the phishing scam.  Employees of HIPAA covered entities and their business associates should be aware of an alleged phishing scam that is using...

Physical Therapy Facility Reports Data Security Incident

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A physical therapy provider recently announced it experienced a possible data security incident that may have exposed certain personal information for some patients. Best Health Physical Therapy, LLC (Best Health) explained on its...

Potential Horizon BCBS Data Breach for 170K from Printing Error

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced earlier this month that one of its vendors potentially exposed the information of up to 170,000 members in a potential data breach. Command Marketing Innovations...

Stolen Laptop Leads to Possible Health Data Breach in CO

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MGA Home Healthcare Colorado, Inc. is notifying 3,119 patients and some employees that their information may have been compromised after a laptop was stolen from an employee’s locked vehicle. The incident reportedly took place...

Health Data Hacking Incident Affects 29K at Texas Hospital

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Texas-based Integrity Transitional Hospital recently reported a health data hacking incident that may have affected the information of 29,514 patients, according to the Office for Civil Rights data breach reporting tool. Integrity...

Phishing Scam Creates Potential Patient Data Exposure in MA

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Massachusetts-based Baystate Health recently announced that several of its employees had fallen victim to a phishing scam, which potentially exposed the information of approximately 13,000 patients. Baystate learned on August 22, 2016...

Potential CalOptima PHI Data Breach Affects 56K Members

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The California health system CalOptima is reporting a potential PHI data breach stemming from an August 17, 2016 incident. This is the second data security incident CalOptima has reported in the last month. The most recent incident when...

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