Women & Infants Hospital

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2012
Providence , RI
United States
Rhode Island US

WomenandInfants.org posted a notice: http://www.womenandinfants.org/news/Confidentiality-Notice-for-Patients.cfm

Those with questions may call 1-877-810-7928.

Records Breached: 

14,004 (Unknown number of SSNs)

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Unencrypted backup tapes containing ultrasound images from ambulatory sites were discovered missing on September 13.  The information was from Providence, Rhode Island between 1993 and 1997 and New Bedford, Massachusetts between 2002 and 2007.  Patient names, dates of birth, dates of exams, physicians' names, and patient ultrasound images were exposed.  A limited number of current and former patients also had their Social Security numbers exposed. Notifications began on November 5.

UPDATE (11/10/2012): A total of 14,004 patients were affected.