Jul 232014
 

Here’s one that likely won’t show up on HHS’s public breach tool because of the numbers involved, but it’s an insider breach. Specialized Eye Care in Baltimore discovered that one of its employees stole the checking account information (name, address, routing and account number) of approximately 28 patients and the credit card information of approximately [...]

Jul 232014
 

MobilexUSA today formally notified affected Indiana patients of a possible breach of protected health information. As a precautionary measure, the company has retained on behalf of affected patients the services of Kroll Inc., a global leader in risk mitigation and response with extensive experience helping people who have sustained an unintentional exposure of confidential data. [...]

Jul 232014
 

There’s a follow-up to a breach disclosed in November 2012: Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (WIH) has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal information and protected health information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. The consent judgment, approved [...]

Jul 222014
 

When a reporter came into possession of some veterans’ information, the San Antonio VA found itself with a reportable breach¬†and a leak to investigate.¬†From the VA’s report to Congress: Incident Summary During an on-camera interview on the evening of 06/02/14 with 4 VHA employees (identities disguised), the News 4 Reporter from WOAI stated “last week [...]

Jul 222014
 

Sloane Stecker Physical Therapy recently notified 2,000 patients of a breach: June 18, 2014 Re: HIPAA Breach Media Notification Sloane Stecker Physical Therapy, PC recently learned that certain protected health information, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and potentially other private information, was taken without its authorization from its secure computer network. It is publishing this [...]