M2ComSys, Cogent Healthcare, Inc.


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 8, 2013
geo: 
Brentwood , TN
United States

Cogent Healthcare offices across the country, Cogent Medical Care, Endion Medical Healthcare (Endion SeniorCare), Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center, Inpatient Specialists of Southwest Florida, and Comprehensive Hospital Physicians of Florida were affected.

Records Breached: 

32,000

Breach Total Number: 
32 000
Source: 
California Attorney General
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

M2ComSys (M2), a medical transcription company, stored physicians' notes for Cogent Healthcare.   It was discovered that the online system that stored the notes could be accessed.  Patient care notes with names, physician names, dates of birth, diagnosis descriptions. summary of treatment, medical history, medical record numbers, and other medical information were exposed.  The notes could have been accessed on May 5, 2013 and improper access to the site ended on June 24, 2013.  M2 no longer provides services for Cogent Healthcare.

UPDATE (9/17/2013): At least 32,000 patients were affected across all medical centers.