Ochsner Health System , H.E.L.P. Financial Corporation


Location

New Orleans, LA
United States
29° 57' 52.9992" N, 90° 4' 14.0016" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2010
geo: 
New Orleans, LA
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is Ochsner's headquarters. Patients may call 1-877-365-1663 with questions. The senior public relations specialist can be reached at 504-842-9143.

Records Breached: 

9,475 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

On October 4, Oschner was contacted by several patients claiming they had received the patient information of someone else. Letters had been sent on by HELP on September 27 that included incorrect names, medical record numbers, account numbers and account balances. HELP assists Oschner patients with payment arrangements for outstanding hospital and clinical account balances. A programming error at HELP caused the mistake. No patient will be able to access another patient's medical or financial records using the incorrect information from the letters they received.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Campus Suite Apartments


Location

West Lafayette, IN
United States
40° 25' 33.1284" N, 86° 54' 29.0376" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 8, 2011
geo: 
West Lafayette, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

30

In November of 2008, documents with tenant Social Security numbers and dates of birth were stolen from the office. Many of the tenants were able to avoid fraudulent charges by immediately placing fraud alerts on their accounts. One man pleaded guilty to stealing the information and another pleaded guilty to using the information to commit fraud and identity theft.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Prudential Patterson Realtors


Location

Hazelwood, MO
United States
38° 46' 17.184" N, 90° 22' 15.4164" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 24, 2011
geo: 
Hazelwood, MO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Real estate records dating back to 2005 were found in a condominium dumpster by a resident. The records included addresses, phone numbers and copies of personal checks. Prudential Patterson Realtors was sold to Prudential Select Properties in December 2010. Prudential Select said that shredding sensitive documents is their policy.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Office of Dr. Jeffry Barnes


Location

Winter Haven, FL
United States
28° 1' 20.0784" N, 81° 43' 58.2852" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 7, 2011
geo: 
IL
United States
Records Breached: 

60

A woman found the sensitive information of more than 60 people in a recycling bin. Social Security numbers, prescription information, patient names and medical histories were all easily accessible.  The employee responsible for the incident resigned after the mistake and Dr. Barnes agreed to upgrade his shredding practices.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF)


Location

Stockton, CA
United States
37° 57' 27.7272" N, 121° 17' 26.808" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 5, 2011
geo: 
Stockton, CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call 1-877-398-1294 or email SGMFPublicRelations@sutterhealth.org.

Records Breached: 

1,200

Around 1,200 patient records were misplaced on May 27 and were buried in a landfill.  The box of records contained patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, diagnostic test results, provider notes and correspondence, disability forms and insurance information.  An unnamed SGMF vendor is responsible for displacing the box.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Xavier University


Location

Cincinnati, OH
United States
39° 6' 11.2248" N, 84° 30' 43.272" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 16, 2011
geo: 
Cincinnati, OH
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive student athlete medical records were misplaced by a coach who was transplanting them to an athletic event.  A recently released prisoner found the documents and attempted to sell them back to the University for $20,000.  The man was caught, pled guilty to extortion, and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Harvard University Health Services, Anna Jacques Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, Saints Medical Center


Locations

MA
United States
MA
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 4, 2011
geo: 
MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two men were arrested for posing as employees of an X-ray removal company in order to steal old X-ray films.  The two men hit multiple locations.  It is believed that their primary focus was the silver contained in the films, however patient medical and personal information was also linked to the X-ray films.  Around 1,000 X-rays were stolen from Harvard University Health Services and a barrel of X-rays was taken from Anna Jaques Hospital.  The men were charged with conspiracy and larceny from a building.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Muskogee Regional Medical Center


Location

Muskogee, OK
United States
35° 44' 52.3572" N, 95° 22' 10.8876" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 6, 2012
geo: 
Muskogee, OK
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call 1-800-722-9608 between December 2011 and March 2012.

Records Breached: 

844 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A binder containing forms with flu test results for 2011 went missing sometime around December 5, 2011.  It contained the information of patients who received a flu test between January 1, 2011, and December 5, 2011.  patient names, internal hospital department and internal account numbers, gender, medical record numbers, dates of birth, age, dates of tests, and flu test results.  

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH)


Location

Philadelphia, PA
United States
39° 57' 8.406" N, 75° 9' 49.6404" W
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

Knoxville Medical Clinic, DRD Management


Location

Knoxville, TN
United States
35° 57' 38.2968" N, 83° 55' 14.6604" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 18, 2012
geo: 
Knoxville, TN
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A former employee took paper documents with patient information without permission.  It is unclear if the former employee meant to use the information for fraud purposes.  Patient names, dates of clinic visits, dates for scheduled opiate addiction dosages, and the dosage amounts were in the paper documents.  The documents were recovered.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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