University of Virginia Medical Center, Continuum Home Infusion


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 1, 2012
geo: 
Charlottesville , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,846 (Unknown number of SSNs)

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

A handheld electronic devices used by Continuum pharmacists was discovered missing on October 5.  The device was not encrypted and contained patient names, addresses, diagnoses, medications, and health insurance identification numbers.  Some health insurance identification numbers were Social Security numbers or contained Social Security numbers.  Patients who received services from Continuum during the month of September 2012 and potential patients who were referred to Continuum between August 2007 and September 2012.  Notifications were sent on November 30.