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EHR Data Potentially Exposed in Vendor Healthcare Data Breach

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Another medical center has reported a potential healthcare data breach stemming from a hacking incident affecting EHR vendor Bizmatics, according to a HIPAA notification letter on the ENT and Allergy Center’s website. The Office of...

Over 19K Patients Notified in Potential EHR Data Breach

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A Pennsylvania-based healthcare facility has fallen victim to a possible EHR data breach after unauthorized users hacked into its EHR system, which was managed by Bizmatics. Approximately 19,776 individuals were affected by the security...

Improper Employee Access Creates Potential Health Data Breach

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ProMedica, a healthcare organization in Ohio, has investigated a potential healthcare data breach after discovering several employees had inappropriately accessed the private medical records for patients they were not directly...

Hackers Cause Possible Healthcare Data Breach for 40K Patients

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A Connecticut-based podiatry group is facing a possible healthcare data breach that has impacted approximately 40,491 individuals after hackers accessed network services, according to the Office of Civil Rights data breach report. An...

Vendor Healthcare Data Breach Exposes Info on 87K Patients

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The Southeast Eye Institute, PA, or Eye Associates of Pinellas, has recently reported a possible healthcare data breach after an unauthorized party accessed patient files that were formerly managed by a third-party vendor. Approximately...

Malware Incident in MI Creates Potential PHI Data Breach

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Michigan-based Complete Chiropractic and Bodywork Therapies has notified patients of a possible PHI data breach after a server was accessed by an unauthorized entity. According to the OCR’s data breach portal, approximately 4,082...

Hackers Access EHR Data in Potential Healthcare Data Breach

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A medical group in Texas is facing a potential healthcare data breach that may have exposed patient and employee information after a hacking incident. Approximately 50,000 individuals were affected by the healthcare data security event at...

Healthcare Ransomware Threat Leads to Data Security Incident

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Mayfield Brain and Spine has notified some patients that a healthcare ransomware incident, stemming from a malicious email, may have caused a potential healthcare data breach. The incident has affected 23,341 individuals, according to the...

Potential Healthcare Data Breach in OH Affects 59K Patients

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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has reported a potential healthcare data breach that has affected 59,000 individuals. OhioMHAS announced that PHI was exposed after postcards were sent to patients who...

Robbery at CA Practice Causes Possible Healthcare Data Breach

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A California-based chiropractic office has notified 600 patients of a potential healthcare data breach after the practice was burgled in early March, reported EastBayTimes.com. In an official statement, Vibrant Body Wellness explained...

Phishing Scam Leads to Potential Healthcare Data Breach in WY

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Wyoming Medical Center has reported on their website a potential healthcare data breach due to a phishing scam. Approximately 3,184 individuals were notified by the medical center that their PHI may have been accessed by an unauthorized...

Potential Healthcare Data Breach Affects Over 19K Patients

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The Pain Treatment Centers of America (PTCOA) and Interventional Surgery Institute (ISI), a healthcare network in Arkansas, has reported a potential PHI data breach after a vendor notified them of a hacking incident. According to...

Unsecured Database Leads to Potential Healthcare Data Breach

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A Pennsylvania-based healthcare network is facing a possible healthcare data breach after one of its databases was left unsecured on its website, according to a recent press release. Einstein Healthcare Network stated that approximately...

MedStar Ransomware Attack Caused by Known Security Flaw

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Last month’s ransomware attack on MedStar Health’s computer systems was from a well-known security vulnerability in an application server, according to an Associated Press article. The ransomware attack occurred after hackers...

Computer Virus Possibly Exposes PHI in Healthcare Data Breach

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Mercy Iowa City, an acute care hospital and regional referral center, recently announced that it experienced a possible healthcare data breach after discovering a computer virus. While Mercy Iowa City did not state how many individuals...

Ransomware Attack in DC Causes Health Data Breach Concerns

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The FBI is investigating a recent potential ransomware attack at MedStar Health, a healthcare system based in Washington DC and Maryland. According to The Washington Post, MedStar Health officials shut down its email and EHR systems on...

Ransomware Attack Hits KY Hospital, Patient Files Encrypted

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A Kentucky-based hospital has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, according to Jessica Gavin of WFIE. According to sources at Methodist Hospital, its servers were infected with the Locky ransomware virus, which copies all vital files,...

Wal-Mart Pharmacy Coding Error Causes Healthcare Data Breach

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Wal-Mart’s online pharmacy suffered a healthcare data breach last month after a software coding error led some customers to be able to view other customers’ data. According to a Reuters report, Wal-Mart underwent a 72-hour...

Stolen Laptop Leads to Possible Healthcare Data Breach in KS

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Valley Hope Association, a Kansas-based non-profit that provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment, recently announced a data security breach after a work-issued laptop containing patient information was stolen from an employee’s...

Patient PHI Affected in California Facility Phishing Attack

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A California-based cancer research and treatment center recently announced that some patient PHI may have been compromised in a phishing attack. City of Hope reported on its website that four staff members had their email accounts...

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