There were five incidents of unauthorized access or disclosures of paper or films affecting 13,398 patients, representing 39.36% of the incidents of unauthorized access or disclosures.
- Meade Physicians, Inc.: 695 affected patients
- Home State Health Plan, Inc.: 1,020 affected patients
- Peach State Health Plan: 3,443 affected patients
- Superior HealthPlan: 3,748 affected patients
- SSM Health Insurance Company: 4,492 affected patients
Unauthorized Access/Disclosures of Electronic Medical Records Affected 11,869 Patients
There were two incidents of unauthorized access or disclosures of electronic medical records, affecting 11,869 patients, representing 34.87% of December incidents of unauthorized access or disclosures. Both of the incidents affected healthcare providers.
- Mercy Health: 11,187 affected patients
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 682 affected patients
Unauthorized Access/Disclosures of Email Affected 2,758 Patients
There were three incidents of unauthorized access or disclosures of PHI through email. These incidents affected 2,758 patients, representing 8.1% of unauthorized access or disclosure incidents.
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital: 882 affected patients
- BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.: 1,340 affected patients
- Iowa Total Care, Inc.: 536 affected patients
Other Unauthorized Access/Disclosures Affected 6,017 Patients
There were four incidents of unauthorized access or disclosures that were classified as other, as in they didn’t fall easily into another category. These incidents affected 6,017 patients, representing 17.68% of December’s incident of unauthorized access or disclosures.
- McLeroy Gibbs and Klein: 3,200 affected patients
- Central Florida Cardiology Group: 979 affected patients
- DMBA Health Plan: 774 affected patients
- Mirra Health Care: 1,064 affected patients
December Healthcare Breaches: Loss, Theft, and Improper Disposal of PHI 10,247
There were eight incidents of loss, theft, or improper disposal of PHI affecting 10,247 patients. 54.65% were due to loss, 40.46% were due to theft, while 4.89% were due to improper disposal.
Loss of PHI Affected 5,600 Patients
There were two incidents of loss of PHI affecting 5,600 patients, representing 54.65% of these types of incidents.
- Cedar Springs Hospital: 2,283 affected patients
- Gainwell Technologies LLC: 3,317 affected patients
Theft of PHI Affected 4,146 Patients
There were five incidents of theft of PHI affecting 4,146 patients, representing 40.46% of these types of incidents. All of the incidents of theft involved healthcare providers.
- Wellness Pharmacy: 545 affected patients
- 26th & Lehigh Pharmacy: 549 affected patients
- Diamond Pharmacy: 616 affected patients
- RXN, Inc. d/b/a Lancaster Pharmacy : 856 affected patients
- Liv-On Family Care Center, PA: 1,580 affected patients
Improper Disposal of PHI Affected 501 Patients
There was one incident of improper disposal of PHI representing 4.89% of these types of incidents. TNMO Healthcare, LLC, a healthcare provider, did not dispose of patient PHI in the proper manner affecting 501 patients.