Life Flight (IHC Health Services Inc.)


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 26, 2013
geo: 
Aurora , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

842 (107)

Breach Total Number: 
107
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

An administrative error caused the information of patients flown by Life Flight helicopters to be available online.  Patients flown during April, May, and June of 2004 may have had unspecified information exposed.  It was confirmed that 107 patients had their Social Security numbers exposed.  It is unclear how long the information was available and if patients flown during additional months may have been affected.  The information was moved to a secure server to address the breach.

UPDATE (05/17/2013): The sensitive information was available online as early as October 12, 2009.