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Notable Breaches of PHI in 2009…

This week, Network World posted an interesting slide show of some notable breaches of Health Record privacy from 2009. The mode of disclosure is telling, with internal misuse/fraud and stolen devices/media being prevalent.

http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/090209-health-breaches.html

The companies mentioned are:

Virgnia.gov – April 30th 2009, 8,257,378 records – Database stolen by hackers and offered for ransom for $10m

Peninsula Orthopedic Associates, March 25 2009, 100,000 records – 3 backup tapes stolen

UC San Diego Health Services, July 16 2009, 30,000 records – Hacked data

Moses Cone Health, March 9 2009, 14,380 records – Stolen Laptop

Johns Hopkins Medicine, April 3 2009, 10,200 records – Internal Fraud

Walgreens, March 18th 2009, 28,000 records – Plain text email attachment

Marian Medical Center, April 22 2009, 3,200 records – Stolen Blackberry

Mrecord, Feb 19 2009, 1,000 – Indian outsourcing firm posted data on its website

Kanawah Charleston Health Dept, Jan 20 2009, 1,000 records – Internal Fraud

Kaiser Permanente, Jan 2009, 5 records – $250,000 fine for 4 incidences if inappropriate viewing of records, and $187,500 for a further incident

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