11 recent data breaches
The following data breaches were reported in the past month.
1. Aventura (Fla.) Hospital and Medical Center reported a data breach after an employee from one of the hospital's business associates may have improperly accessed the personal information of 82,601 patients.
2. Santa Fe (N.M.) Family Health Center reported a data breach after the clinic office was burglarized and voice-recorded files, cash and checks were stolen from the office safe.
3. An employee at Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital accessed the hospital's EMR without authorization and accessed 675 patients' face sheets. The employee printed off the sheets, which contained patient names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers.
4. Huntsville, Ala.-based Diatherix Labs reported a data breach affecting more than 7,000 individuals. Diatherix, a clinical laboratory testing service provider, issued a notification that a company they contract with for billing services, Diamond Computing Company, had a lapse in security allowing one of its computer servers to be made accessible through the Internet beginning Sept. 24, 2011.
5. Central Utah Clinic in Provo is notifying more than 30,000 patients of a potential data breach after discovering hackers had accessed one of the clinic's servers.
6. Beachwood-Westlake (Ohio) Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is notifying more than 6,000 patients their personal information may have been compromised after a computer was stolen from the office.
7. A stolen thumb drive prompted Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System to notify patients of a potential data breach. The thumb drive was unencrypted and contained spreadsheets with patients' names, medical record numbers, physicians' names and some Duke University Hospital locations visited.
8. Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System is notifying patients of a security breach resulting in compromised data of 10,000 patients. In July, the hospital learned of an employee accessing EMRs outside of the employee's job duties between December 2007 and July 2014.
9. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Mass., notified patients of a potential data breach after a laptop and USB thumb drive were stolen from a former SEMC physician's home.
10. A stolen laptop prompted Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to notify at least 500 patients their protected health information may be compromised. The unencrypted laptop was stolen from an employee's home in late June.
11. More than 4,000 employees at Kansas City, Mo.-based Children's Mercy Hospital were affected by a security breach discovered in an online scheduling application.
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