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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 explained in...

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 that five...

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 “a...

Data Security Incident from Arkansas Break-in Affects 2K

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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 Health...

Central Ohio Urology Data Security Incident Affects 300K

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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 documents...

HHS Funding to Aid Healthcare Cybersecurity Efforts

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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) awarded...

Ransomware Attack Affects Servers at USC Hospitals

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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, according...

Unauthorized HIE Access Leads to MA Data Security Incident

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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 employee...

Geisinger Health Plan PHI Disclosure Affects 2,800

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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 invoices....

Cybersecurity Attack Affects MO Behavioral Health Facility

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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 immediately...

Vendor Error Leads to Another Possible Healthcare Data Breach

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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 before...

NY Psychiatric Institute Cybersecurity Breach Affects 21K

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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, certain...

Server Hacking Leads to Potential Orleans Medical Data Breach

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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 its computer...

Possible PHI Security Breach in FL Respiratory Facility

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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 a police...

Unauthorized Access Affects 900K at Arizona Facility

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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...

Potential Bon Secours Data Breach Affects 655K Patients

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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 inadvertently...

Professional Dermatology Ransomware Attack Affects 13K

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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 happening...

Health Data Security Not Compromised in Newkirk Data Breach

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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, Inc. explained...

Banner Health Data Breach Affects 3.7M Records

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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 data breach...

Stolen Patient Records in OH Lead to Potential PHI Breach

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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 explained...

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