The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) posts breaches affecting more than 500 patients to their online breach portal. According to the OCR breach portal, May healthcare breaches affected 157,173 patients. Of the 15 reported breaches, 9 breaches were due to hacking/It incidents, 5 breaches were due to unauthorized access/disclosure of protected health information (PHI), while one incident was caused by the improper disposal of PHI.

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May Healthcare Breaches: Hacking/IT Incidents Affected 143,199 Patients

The majority of May healthcare breaches in 2020 reported to OCR were caused by hacking/IT incidents. These incidents affected 143,199 patients. 

May healthcare breaches

Network Server Hacking Incidents Affected 33,150 Patients

Renee Applebaum Phd Pc: affected 3,800 patients

Mediclaim, LLC: affected 14,931 patients

Woodlawn Dental Center: affected 14,419 patients

Laptop Hacks Affected 13,146 Patients

Mat-Su Surgical Associates, APC: affected 13,146 patients

Email Hacks Affected 89,481 Patients

Mille Lacs Health System: affected 10,630 patients

District Medical Group: affected 10,190 patients

Management and Network Services, LLC: affected 30,132 patients

Saint Francis Healthcare Partners: affected 38,529 patients

Other Hacks Affected 7,422 Patients

Midmark RTLS Solutions, Inc.: affected 7,422 patients

May Healthcare Breaches: Unauthorized Access/Disclosure and Improper Disposal of PHI Affected 13,974 Patients

The other 6 May healthcare breaches included 5 incidents of unauthorized access/disclosure of protected health information PHI and one incident of improper disposal of PHI.

May healthcare breaches

Unauthorized Access Disclosure Affected 13,379 Patients

Kaiser Permanente: affected 2,756 patients

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center: affected 805 patients

Ashtabula County Medical Center: affected 3,683 patients

The Nebraska Medical Center: affected 1,311 patients

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago: affected 4,824 patients

Improper Disposal Affected 595 Patients

Alexander Chun, MD, PLLC: affected 595 patients


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