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Data Security Incident from Arkansas Break-in Affects 2K


Arkansas-based Baxter Regional Home Health Facility (Baxter Home Health) announced that certain patients and employees may have had some of their information exposed in a data security incident that took place in August 2016. Baxter Home...

Central Ohio Urology Data Security Incident Affects 300K


Central Ohio Urology Group (COUG) reported that a data security incident may have exposed the information of patients, employees, and individuals who paid for medical services. An unauthorized individual reportedly posted files and...

HHS Funding to Aid Healthcare Cybersecurity Efforts


In an effort to improve how organizations can respond to healthcare cybersecurity threats, and foster further information sharing in the industry, as well as in the public health sector, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

Ransomware Attack Affects Servers at USC Hospitals


Last week, USC Keck and Norris Hospitals reported that they had been the victims of a ransomware attack after detecting the malware on two servers. The ransomware was noticed on August 1, 2016, and encrypted the files on both servers,...

Unauthorized HIE Access Leads to MA Data Security Incident


Massachusetts-based Codman Square Health Center is notifying patients that some of their information may have been exposed after a data security incident stemming from unauthorized HIE access. Codman was notified on July 13, 2016 that an...

Geisinger Health Plan PHI Disclosure Affects 2,800


Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) recently announced that it experienced an unauthorized PHI disclosure affecting 2,814 members from 220 employers. GHP said it learned on August 4, 2016 that a processing error had taken for July 30, 2016...

Cybersecurity Attack Affects MO Behavioral Health Facility


Missouri-based Burrell Behavioral Health recently announced that it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack after an employee’s email account was accessed by an unauthorized party. Burrell made the discovery on July 7, 2016 and...

Vendor Error Leads to Another Possible Healthcare Data Breach


CHI Franciscan Health Highline Medical Center (Highline) is notifying certain patients that some of their information may have been exposed due to a vendor error. R-C Healthcare Management (R-C Healthcare) previously worked with Highline...

NY Psychiatric Institute Cybersecurity Breach Affects 21K


The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) recently announced that one of its facilities experienced a cybersecurity breach, which potentially exposed the records of research participants. Between April 28 and May 4 of this year,...

Server Hacking Leads to Potential Orleans Medical Data Breach


Indiana-based Orleans Medical Clinic may have suffered a healthcare data breach after one of its computer servers was hacked. On approximately April 17, 2016, Orleans Medical “became aware of suspicious activity” on one of...

Possible PHI Security Breach in FL Respiratory Facility


Florida-based Rotech Healthcare Inc. reported that it may have experienced a PHI security breach after patient information was recovered by police from an unauthorized individual. The respiratory and sleep apnea facility said it received...

Unauthorized Access Affects 900K at Arizona Facility


Arizona-based Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants (VAPC) reported that it discovered unauthorized access on one of its computer systems, which potentially caused the information exposure of 882,590 patients. VAPC learned about the...

Potential Bon Secours Data Breach Affects 655K Patients


South Carolina-based Bon Secours Health System, Inc. announced last week that it experienced a potential healthcare data breach that may affect 665,000 patients. R-C Healthcare Management is a vendor that works with Bon Secours, and...

Professional Dermatology Ransomware Attack Affects 13K


Reston, Virginia-based Professional Dermatology Care, P.C. (PDC P.C.) recently announced that it had been the victim of a ransomware attack. The potential data breach was discovered on June 27, 2016, with the unauthorized PHI access...

Health Data Security Not Compromised in Newkirk Data Breach


A New York-based service provider that issues healthcare ID cards for health insurance plans recently announced that it experienced a data breach potentially compromising the information of 3.3 million plan members. Newkirk Products,...

Banner Health Data Breach Affects 3.7M Records


Arizona-based Banner Health recently announced that it had experienced a cybersecurity attack potentially affecting 3.7 million patients, members and beneficiaries, providers, and food and beverage outlet customers. The possible health...

Stolen Patient Records in OH Lead to Potential PHI Breach


An Ohio-area dental practice has notified 7,784 individuals of a potential PHI breach after patient records were stolen, reported the Office of Civil Rights on its website. In a HIPAA breach notification letter, Sunbury Plaza Dental...

Bizmatics Healthcare Data Breach Affects Another 22K Patients


North Ottowa Medical Group has identified a hacking incident at Bizmatics, an EHR vendor, as the source of a potential healthcare data breach, according to a press release. The Michigan-based medical group was notified by Bizmatics that...

Planned Parenthood Health Data Breach Affects 2K Patients


Planned Parenthood of the Heartland faces a possible healthcare data breach affecting 2,506 patients after paper records were exposed during the closure of a healthcare center in Iowa, according to a company press release. Patients at the...

Healthcare System Break-Ins Result in Potential PHI Breaches


PruittHealth, a healthcare system in South Carolina, has investigated two break-ins at separate locations that may have resulted in PHI breaches. According to a public notice on its website, the healthcare system was notified of two...


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