El Centro Regional Medical Center


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 15, 2013
geo: 
El Centro , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

189,489

Breach Total Number: 
189 489
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
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El Centro Regional Medical Center is claiming that they were defrauded by an unnamed company.  The company was responsible for digitizing El Centro Regional's x-rays, but never returned the digitized version.  The process should have been completed by the end of July.  The original x-rays were most likely taken and destroyed to extract silver.

UPDATE (05/18/2013): The information on the records was as recent as February 2011.  El Centro Regional Medical Center learned of the issue on March 22, 2013.  Patients were notified on May 13.