Medassets Inc., Saint Barnabas Health Care System, Cook County Health and Hospitals (CCHHS)

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 19, 2011
Alpharetta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

82,265 (around 3500 SSNs involved)

Breach Total Number: 
3 500
HHS via
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
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An external computer hard drive was stolen from a MedAsset employee's car on June 24.  MedAsset provides administrative and business services to medical centers.  The hard drive contained the personal information of patients who were being considered for governmental benefits at six Saint Barnabas acute care hospitals and patient information from Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago.  Patient names, medical center account numbers, medical record numbers, dates of birth, medical center charges, amount paid, health insurance information and discharge dates were exposed.  Approximately seven percent of the Saint Barnabas System patients who were affected had their Social Security numbers exposed as well.  The six Saint Barnabas Health Care System clinics are:

Clara Maass Medical Center - 8,795

Community Medical Center - 6,950

Kimball Medical Center - 6,785

Monmouth Medical Center - 6,443

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - 15,015

Saint Barnabas Medical Center - 6,179

Also, 32,008 CCHHS patients were affected.