Kaiser Permanente Hawaii reports potential data breach for 6,600

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

The potential reach affects patients who filled prescriptions at Kaiser Permanente's Kona pharmacy between Dec. 31, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2013, according to the report.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii estimates only approximately 2 percent of the prescriptions included Social Security numbers or driver license numbers, as they are only required for members picking up prescriptions for controlled substances, according to the report.

The incident occurred Jan. 7, and no reports of fraud have been filed since then, according to the report.

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