Hospice of the Chesapeake

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 19, 2013
Pasadena , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 

7,035 (No Social Security numbers or financial information exposed)

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Year of Breach: 
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Type of breach: 

An employee emailed spreadsheets with sensitive patient information to a personal account in order to work from home.  Names, ages, dates of service, diagnoses, and medical record numbers were in the spreadsheets.  The breach was discovered on August 8 and initially suspected to have been caused by a computer intrusion.  Hospice of the Chesapeake investigated the breach for two months before revealing it to patients.

UPDATE (11/08/2013): Hospice of the Chesapeake notified HHS and stated that 7,035 patients were affected.