Harris County Hospital District


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 30, 2012
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Breach Total Number: 
0
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The Harris County Hospital District was alerted to an issue when they received a grand jury subpoena on February 11, 2011.  A dishonest employee was immediately fired for viewing and possibly sharing patient names, Social Security and member numbers, medical record numbers, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, sexes, emergency contact information, payer information, and other medical care information. The Harris County Hospital District decided to send patients notifications on July 20, 2012 after receiving additional information about the breach. The former employee was indicted and will be tried on criminal charges related to the stolen and misused information on September 24, 2012.