University of Chicago Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 18, 2005
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

85

The FBI launched an investigation into possible fraud by at least one hospital employee. As many as 85 patients may have been affected.  The hospital contacted all affected patients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kaiser Permanente

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 11, 2005
geo: 
Oakland , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

140

A disgruntled employee posted information on her blog noting that Kaiser Permanente included private patient information on systems diagrams posted on the Web.

UPDATE (6/21/2005): The California Department of Managed Health Care fined Kaiser $200,000 for exposing the confidential health information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

San Jose Medical Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 8, 2005
geo: 
San Jose , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

187,000

UPDATE(10/10/07): A former branch manager at the San Jose Medical Group has been sentenced to almost two years in prison for stealing medical records for about 187,000 patients. The accused pleaded guilty in May to one count of health care-related theft after he stole computer equipment from his former employer, including a DVD that contained patients' names, Social Security numbers, medical diagnoses and other information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Christus St. Joseph's Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 26, 2005
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

16,000

Two computers used for converting paper medical records into digital files were stolen.  One of the computers contained Social Security numbers and medical records for hundreds of patients.  Letters were sent to about 16,000 patients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ohio State University Medical Center, MTE Consulting

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 30, 2005
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

15,000

A laptop containing patient information was stolen from a financial consultant.  MTE Consulting notified OSU medical center a month after the laptop was stolen and OSU sent a brief letter to the affected clients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ohio State University Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 12, 2005
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

2,800

Appointment information including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers, medical record numbers, reasons for appointments, and physicians was exposed online.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

Wilcox Memorial Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 21, 2005
geo: 
Lihue , HI
United States
Records Breached: 

130,000

A backup computer data drive containing medical record numbers, addresses, names and Social Security numbers of current and former patients was lost.  Letters have been sent to affected patients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 1, 2005
geo: 
Knoxville , TN
United States
Records Breached: 

3,800

A laptop was stolen from the University's medical billing office.  Personal information lost included names, Social Security numbers and birth dates.  Affected patients were not informed of the theft for nearly two months.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Squirrel Hill Family Medicine

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2006
geo: 
Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

700

Six computers containing names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates of patients were stolen from doctors' offices. A letter was sent notifying the affected patients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Washington Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2006
geo: 
Seattle , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,600

Laptops containing names, Social Security numbers, maiden names, birth dates, diagnoses and other personal data were stolen from a UW office.  The information was password protected and the affected patients were notified.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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