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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...

Public Server Exposure Creates PHI Data Security Worries for 200K

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Unsecured files on a public FTP server maintained by Arkansas-based practice management software provider MedEvolve may have caused a PHI data security breach for more 200,000 patients, reported DataBreaches.net. Most of the patient files...

45,000 Patient Records Exposed in Nuance Healthcare Data Breach

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Nuance, a Burlington, Mass.-based provider of speech recognition software, said in a May 10 SEC filing that a healthcare data breach occurred when an unauthorized third party gained access to 45,000 patient records hosted on one of its...

Reported Malware Creates PHI Data Security Concern for 12K in FL

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Malware that infected a number of Florida Hospital websites may have created a PHI data security issue, the Orlando Sentinel reported May 2. Patient information that could have been exposed includes patient names, email addresses, phone...

Scenic Bluffs’ Healthcare Data Breach Could Affect 2,889

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Wisconsin-based Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers said that it experienced a healthcare data breach in which attackers gained access to a staff member’s email and may have stolen information on 2,889 patients, according to a...

Texas Health Says 3,808 Affected by Healthcare Data Breach

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Texas Health Physicians Group recently disclosed that an unauthorized third party had gained access to some of its email accounts, resulting in a healthcare data breach that affected close to 4,000 patients. The information that was...

Blue Shield of California Reports PHI Data Breach

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Blue Shield of California admitted to a PHI data breach involving an insurance broker who was not authorized to receive patient information, according to a breach notification submitted to the California Attorney General’s...

Integrated Rehab Consultants Admits to 2016 Healthcare Data Breach

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Chicago-based Integrated Rehab Consultants is just now admitting to a healthcare data breach that it knew about back in 2016.  In December 2016, IRC received a tip from a healthcare researcher about patient data posted on a public...

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Fesses Up to Phishing Attack

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Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield admitted March 30, 2018 that the personal data of 6,800 CareFirst members may have been exposed by a phishing attack that compromised an employee’s email account. Information that could...

SAMBA Mailing Error Creates Data Security Concern for 13.9K

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A programming error that occurred during the preparation process for mailing out certain IRS tax forms may have led to documents being sent to the wrong recipients, creating a data security concern for some individuals, according to SAMBA...

Primary Health Care PHI Data Security Incident Affects 10K

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Unauthorized access to employee email accounts may have led to a PHI data security incident at Primary Health Care Inc. (PHC), according to an organization statement. PHC discovered the access to four employee accounts and the related...

Potential PHI Exposure at BJC HealthCare Impacts 33K

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An internal security scan revealed that there was a data server configuration error, allowing potential PHI exposure at BJC HealthCare. The Missouri-based organization revealed in an online statement that 33,420 patients may have had...

134K Possibly Affected in St. Peter’s Server Data Breach

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An unauthorized third party gained access to St. Peter’s Surgery & Endoscopy Center (the Center) servers on January 8, 2018, according to an online statement. The potential data breach was discovered on the same day of the...

Reported Kansas PHI Data Breach Could Involve Info of 11K

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An unauthorized email from a Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) employee was sent to a group of business associates, which created a possible PHI data breach, according to a KDADS online statement. KDADS...

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