The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) posts breaches affecting 500 or more patients to their online breach portal. The “wall of shame” permanently lists these breaches for public view. July healthcare breaches listed on the site affected 1,123,850 patients.
July Healthcare Breaches and Hacking/IT Incidents
The majority of July healthcare breaches were caused by hacking or IT incidents. These types of breaches occur when an unauthorized individual gains access to an organization’s protected health information (PHI). In July, 971,768 patients were affected by hacking or IT incidents.
The following is a list of organizations affected by hacking or IT incidents, and the number of patients affected by each:
◈ Muskingum Valley Health Centers: affected 7,447 patients
◈ Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center: affected 3,127 patients
◈ Aetna ACE: affected 1,084 patients
◈ Beaumont Health: affected 6,073 patients
◈ Children’s Hospital Colorado: affected 2,553 patients
◈ Highpoint Foot & Ankle Center: affected 25,554 patients
◈ University of Utah: affected 10,000 patients
◈ NCP Healthcare Management Company: affected 78,070 patients
◈ Maryland Health Enterprises DBA Lorien Health Services: affected 47,754 patients
◈ Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Fort Worth: affected 69,777 patients
◈ US HealthCenter, Inc.: affected 1,441 patients
◈ The Puerto Rican Organization to Motivate, Enltighten, and Serve Addicts, Inc. (PROMESA): affected 1,002 patients
◈ City Dental: affected 900 patients
◈ Greenway Health, LLC: affected 2,251 patients
◈ Tak-ming Ko, M.D., LLC: affected 1,158 patients
◈ Dr. Ann Hale, D.D.S. / also known as Hutton & Hale, D.D.S.: affected 8,394 patients
◈ Accu Copy of Greenville, Incorporated: affected 21,800 patients
◈ Four Winds Behavioral Health: affected 500 patients
◈ Central California Alliance for Health: affected 35,883 patients
◈ Florida Orthopaedic Institute: affected 640,000 patients
◈ Carter and Hoff Dentistry: affected 7,000 patients
July Healthcare Breaches and Theft/Loss
Although there were only three incidents due to theft or loss of PHI, they affected 93,932 patients.
The following is a list of organizations affected by theft or loss of PHI, and the number of patients affected by each:
◈ Walgreen Co.: affected 72,143 patients
◈ Jim Dinh, DC: affected 500 patients
◈ CVS Pharmacy: affected 21,289 patients
July Healthcare Breaches and Unauthorized Access/Disclosure of PHI
July healthcare breaches due to unauthorized access or disclosure of PHI affected 58,150 patients.
The following is a list of organizations affected by unauthorized access or disclosure of PHI, and the number of patients affected by each:
◈ Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio: affected 1,237 patients
◈ Mountain Peaks Family Practice: affected 1,505 patients
◈ WellCare Health Plans: affected 50,439 patients
◈ Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.: affected 723 patients
◈ Wisconsin Department of Corrections: affected 1,853 patients
◈ Independence Blue Cross: affected 2,393 patients
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