12 latest data breaches

The following breaches occurred over the past six weeks and were reported by Becker's Hospital Review, beginning with the most recent.

1. Valley Community Healthcare in North Hollywood, Calif., notified patients of a potential data breach after a laptop computer attached to an electrocardiogram machine went missing.

2. The Indiana State Medical Association notified patients after two archive backup hard drives containing group health and life insurance databases were stolen.

3. San Francisco Department of Public Health officials announced that a former physician at the University of California at San Francisco removed patients' medical records from San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

4. Evansville, Ind.-based St. Mary's reported a cyberattack on employees' emails, leading to a breach of approximately 4,400 patients' data.

5. Hunt Regional Medical Partners Family Practice at Westlake in Quinlan, Texas, reported a potential data breach after a warehouse storing patient records was vandalized.

6. The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee notified approximately 400 patients that their protected health information may be compromised after a laptop and a document were stolen from a physician's car.

7. A physician affiliated with Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health notified patients that patient charts were stolen during an office burglary.

8. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan opened an investigation into a company transferring files for a medical clinic. The records, many of which belonged to Suburban Lung Associates, were found in a dumpster belonging to Filefax, a company that stores and moves hospital records, located in Northbrook, Ill.

9. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, based in Kailua-Kona, notified approximately 6,600 patients of a potential data breach after a box containing prescription paperwork fell out of a courier vehicle in Honolulu.

10. Johnson City, Tenn.-based State of Franklin Healthcare Associates reported a potential data breach in the system's payroll system.

11. Aspire Indiana, a nonprofit community mental health center based in Noblesville, notified approximately 45,000 patients that their data may be compromised after several laptops were stolen from its administrative offices.

12. Anthem reported late Wednesday that hackers accessed personal information for approximately 80 million former and current customers and employees, and it is likely that "tens of millions" of records were stolen.

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