May 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. May was another [...]

2022-06-24T16:31:59-04:00June 22nd, 2022|

Report: Facebook Tracker Collecting Hospital Patient PHI

Use of Tracker by Hospitals Likely Violates HIPAA An investigation by The Markup and Stat has uncovered a tracking tool used by 33 of the country’s top 100 hospitals that collects patients’ protected health information (PHI) and sends it to Facebook—including details about medical conditions, prescriptions, and physician appointments. Experts contacted in the article, including a former head [...]

2022-06-17T14:47:46-04:00June 17th, 2022|

500K Patients Affected by Adaptive Health Integrations Breach

Adaptive Health Integrations, based in North Dakota, reported an incident of unauthorized access to protected health information. There were potentially 510,574 patients affected in the massive breach. More details regarding the Adaptive Health Integrations Breach are discussed below. How Did the Adaptive Health Integrations Breach Occur? What’s Their Response? According to a breach notice released by Adaptive Health Integrations, they had recently [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:28-04:00April 20th, 2022|