• Healthcare Company Quest Diagnostics| Data Breach

    From the Associated Press (AP):  Reported on WGRZ – December 13th. Medical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics Inc. says a hack of an internet application on its network has exposed the personal health information.  This has resulted in a data breach for about 34,000 people The Madison, New Jersey-based company says “an unauthorized third party” has gained […]

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  • Laptop theft is one of the most common causes of patient information breaches and it is growing more expensive for HIPAA-Covered entities as federal regulators crack down hard. Already this year, laptop thefts were central to two multi-million settlements with the Office of Civil Rights: $1.55MM settlement – North Memorial Health Care – Robbinsdale, Minnesota […]

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  • Private Patient Records Found Dumped in Springfield Recycling Center

    By Katie Wedell @ Dayton Daily News SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Community Mercy Health Partners could face penalties from the federal government for improperly disposing of private medical records after thousands of old laboratory files were found at a Springfield recycling center. CMHP has 60 days to contact patients whose information was in those files, according to […]

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  • Karmanos Cancer Center Suffers Data Breach Involving Flash Drive

    DETROIT – The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center is contacting 2,808 patients and family members of patients after becoming aware of a lost unencrypted flash drive that contained some patient information. The patients were treated at Karmanos’ Detroit and Farmington Hills locations. Karmanos officials said they have no knowledge or evidence of fraudulent or criminal […]

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  • Radiology Regional Center paper medical records fall out of back of truck

    In the category of “Seriously—not again?” Radiology Regional Center, located in Fort Myers, Florida, notified over 480,000 individuals and the Office for Civil Rights that their medical records, including names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, health insurance numbers and medical assessments fell out of the back of a truck when the […]

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