Indiana University Medical Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 12, 2012
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A concerned citizen found a box of sensitive medical documents in a dumpster and contacted a local news team.  The box contained hundreds of documents that included copies of driver's licenses, prescriptions, signatures, and other patient information.  The box was removed by Indiana University Medical Group before investigators arrived.  Indiana University Medical Group claimed that the information was accidentally discarded rather than shredded. The documents were properly disposed after being collected.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 10, 2012
geo: 
Philadelphia , PA
United States
Extra Info: 

Affected patients may call (877)-309-0186.

Records Breached: 

600

Law enforcement informed TJUH management that sensitive documents had been recovered during an investigation.  Radiology registration documents with patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, home phone numbers, work phone numbers, dates of birth, TJUH account numbers, TJUH medical record numbers, insurance information, emergency contact information, and special radiology studies performed had been stolen from TJUH.  It is unclear when the theft occurred.  Patients who received services between February 4 and March 22, 2005 were affected.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Associated Surveyors

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 12, 2012
geo: 
OK
United States
Extra Info: 

The city in which this breach occured was not reported.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Owners of a mini-storage business discovered that Associated Surveyors had abandoned sensitive information.  The rent on the storage space had not been paid for over a year and Associated Surveyors and the items in the space were set to be auctioned off. The mini-storage owners decided to properly dispose of the documents in the unit when they found Social Security numbers, Social Security card applications, checks, bank account numbers, tax return forms, and copies of other documents with sensitive personal information.  

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Oregon State Hospital

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 24, 2012
geo: 
OR
United States
Extra Info: 

The city where the breach took place was not reported.

Records Breached: 

550 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The theft of sensitive documents from an Oregon State Hospital supervisor's car resulted in the exposure of patient information.  On Friday, April 13, a printed list of 550 hospital patients that included names, treating physicians, hospital identification numbers, and geographic information was stolen. Additionally, progress notes for 20 patients were stolen that included patient dates of birth, diagnoses, and other information.  It is not clear if patients who visited either the Salem Oregon State Hospital or the Portland Oregon State Hospital were affected by the breach.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Sheppard Air Force Base

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 24, 2012
geo: 
Wichita Falls , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

721

I man found medical records stacked in a bag in a closet while checking for financial records in the home of his estranged wife. The records date from 2003 to 2007 and involve the information of patients of Sheppard Air Force Base's 82nd Medical Group.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and in some cases, patient diagnoses were on the documents.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Warren County Iowa, Iowa Department of Human Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 12, 2012
geo: 
Indianola , IA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,000

Warren County residents had their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and other information exposed.  A fire destroyed a Warren County human services office on December 4, 2011.  Records from the location that were due to be shredded were moved to a secure facility owned by warren County.  A county maintenance worker mistakenly moved a container full of the damaged sensitive records back to the destroyed building in early February of 2012.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Accurate Accounting

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 30, 2012
geo: 
Hesperia , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A member of law enforcement found a black canvas bag full of payroll files.  The bag may have been stolen or misplaced and carried worker names, Social Security numbers, and other personnel information related to taxes. Stacks of files were photographed behind Accurate Accounting. This led to the belief that the files had not been properly stored.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Physicians Automated Laboratory

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 24, 2012
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

745 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An office burglary on or around March 26 resulted in the exposure of patient information.  Patient files containing names, phone numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and lab work were stolen from a laboratory. It is unclear why affected patients were not notified until two months after the incident.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Gila County Health and Emergency Services (Payson WIC Office)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2012
geo: 
Payson , AZ
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

A woman found thousands of applications for Women, infants, and Children (WIC) support in a dumpster.  Around 1,000 documents were originally reported in the dumpster.  Additional documents were discovered when a local news team joined the woman at the dumpster a few days later. The applications included copies of drivers licenses, Social Security numbers, medical information, and many other types of sensitive information.  An employee of the state agency said that the forms would normally be properly shredded, but were thrown out in a hurry without being checked.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Kern Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 5, 2012
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Concerned patients may call 1-877-800-5530 or contact KMC by email at breachinfo@kernmedctr.com.

Records Breached: 

1,500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A resident physician printed out the records of 1,500 patients for research purposes.  The paper records were stored in a computer bag and the bag was stolen from the physician's car on February 25.  The records contained names, health information, and test results. They may have also contained the insurance information of some patients.

UPDATE (4/20/2012): Medical record numbers, dates of treatments, diagnoses sites, cocci clinical numbers, and test results for HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and pregnancy may have also been exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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