Data Breaches

Breach Subtotal

Breach Type: all
Organization Type: all
Year(s) of Breach: all
Company or Organization:
Date Made Public:
June 25, 2019
Company: University of IOwa Hospitals & Clinics
Location: , Iowa
Type of breach:
DISC
Type of organization:
MED
Records Breached:
950

Location of breached information: Email

Business associate present: No

Information Source:
US Department of Health and Human Services
Date Made Public:
January 28, 2011
Company: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Type of breach:
INSD
Type of organization:
MED
Records Breached:
13

University officials launched an investigation to determine if electronic medical records of 13 Iowa Hawkeyes football players receiving care at the facility were accessed inappropriately.  Speculation about the health of the football players and the causes of their illness had been in the media.

UPDATE (2/3/2011): It appears that three workers will be fired and two will be suspended because they inappropriately accessed football player information.

UPDATE (2/7/2011): One of the fired workers is challenging allegations that she viewed patient information without authorization.  She and her representative claim that she did nothing wrong, and that if the accusations were true, viewing computerized medical records for a few seconds should be treated as a minor infraction.

UPDATE (4/5/2011): The nurse who challenged her termination has agreed to resign rather than be fired.

Information Source:
PHIPrivacy.net
CSV