Some recent healthcare data violations involved cases of unauthorized access, worker misuse of access privileges, stolen documents, and misprinted forms.
A Connecticut-based podiatry group is confronting a possible healthcare data breach that has affected approximately 40,491 individuals after hackers accessed network services, in accordance to the Office of Civil Rights data breach report.
An outside party had gained access to Stamford Podiatry Group’s systems, involving its EHR database, reported the healthcare group in a notification letter on its website. The intruder may have viewed patient information between February 22 and April 14, 2016.
Personal information included in the healthcare data security event involved the medical histories, treatment information, names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, genders, marital statuses, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, names of doctors, and insurance information.
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