Monday, May 20, 2013

Patient Identities Breached in Indiana

About 180 patients of an Indiana healthcare provider have been notified about possible compromise of their identity information.

One of the provider's employees accessed computerized records and may have taken information such as social security numbers, dates of birth and credit card numbers.

"Since they didn’t say anything about technical safeguards, the assumption can be made that there were none in place.."
-Health IT Security
The healthcare organization was alerted to the possible identity thefts by law enforcement, not apparently from internal safeguards.

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Sources:
(a) Community Health Sends Patients Data Breach Notifications - www.healthitsecurity.com, 05/17/2013

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