12 latest healthcare data breaches

The following data breaches were reported within the past six weeks on Becker's Hospital Review. Breaches are listed here in reverse chronological order from when they were reported.

1. Mental health officials from KernCounty in California notified patients of a potential data breach after a report containing protected health information was left behind during the agency's move to new offices. Read more 

2. More than 2,800 patients at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque received notification of a data breach after a technical issue with hospital billing systems caused medical information to be mailed to incorrect addresses. Read more 

3. Seven employees at Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica accessed 3,472 patients' medical records at two hospitals in Michigan. Three employees were fired for accessing the records, which were unrelated to their job responsibilities. Read more 

4. Stamford (Conn.) Podiatry Group notified more than 40,000 patients of an incidence of unauthorized access in its computer systems, which may have compromised personal information. Read more 

5. The protected health information of more than 1,000 patients who visited Carondelet St. Mary's and Carondelet St. Joseph's emergency rooms, both in Tucson, Ariz., was compromised after a logbook was stolen from a physician's car. Read more 

6. Southeast Eye Institute, which does business as Eye Associates of Pinellas, notified 87,000 patients their protected health information may be compromised after a third-party vendor suffered a data breach. Read more 

7. A chiropractic clinic in Ann Arbor, Mich., reported a data breach after learning a server containing patient treatment and billing information was infected with malware. Approximately 4,000 patients' information was compromised. Read more 

8. After hackers locked files at KansasHeartHospital in a ransomware attack, the Wichita-based hospital paid the ransom. But hackers didn't fully unlock the computer files, and they demanded more money to do so. Read more 

9. Hackers accessed a computer at a treatment center in New Mexico, potentially compromising the sensitive information of up to 12,000 people. Read more 

10. California Correctional Health Care Services, a provider of healthcare to adult inmates in the state, reported a data breach after a laptop was stolen from an employee's car. Read more 

11. A setting mistakenly turned on by Greenway Health, the vendor that provides Zephyrhills, Fla.-based Florida Medical Clinic's patient portal, compromised the private data of at least 1,000 patients. Read more 

12. Waterloo, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health – AllenHospital notified approximately 1,620 patients of a data breach after discovering a former employee had accessed patient information. Read more 

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