Duke University Health System (DUHS)

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 23, 2012
Durham , NC
United States
North Carolina US
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Breach Total Number: 
Dataloss DB
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ON or around January 25, DUHS received notice that its billing subsidiary staff attached copies of outstanding billing statement(s) for services provided by DUHS facilities and/or DUHS-affiliated physicians to support proofs of claim filed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy actions by patients of DUHS.  Patient and patient dependent names, addresses, DUHS medical record number, health insurance carriers, and clinical information were exposed.  Some patients and patient dependents had their Social Security numbers and dates of birth exposed as well.  Notification letters were mailed on March 23 and again on May 18.