Sharecare Health Data Services Issues Alert 8 Months After Breach Discovery
Mar16

Sharecare Health Data Services Issues Alert 8 Months After Breach Discovery

Sharecare Health Data Services (SHDS), a San Diego firm that provides secure electronic exchange and medical records management services for healthcare groups, has contacted some of its clients to advise them that hackers gained access to parts of its systems that contained sensitive patient data. SHDS discovered abnormal network activity on June 26, 2018, leading to an in-depth investigation. The investigation showed cyber criminals...

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Is the Use of Mandrill by Healthcare Organizations HIPAA Compliant?
Mar10

Is the Use of Mandrill by Healthcare Organizations HIPAA Compliant?

The leading automated email marketing platform Mandrill is a transactional email service that MailChimp provides. This software allows companies to automatically broadcast emails to customers and people that interact with their web apps and links to MailChimp via an API. Transactional emails are the same as marketing emails in that they are programmed to be initiated by events including password resets, confirmation of placement of...

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16,440 Patients Affect Due to Breach at Kentucky Counseling Center
Mar06

16,440 Patients Affect Due to Breach at Kentucky Counseling Center

Kentucky Counseling Center (KCC) has uncovered a list of 16,440 clients has been illegally taken and shared with another person. A current member of staff is thought to have accessed and copied patient information without authorization, uploading the data to an anonymous file sharing service, and then sending a hyperlink to the list to a former staff member of KCC. The former staff member was sent the link to the patient list on...

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Milestone Family Medicine Data Breach Made Known to St. Francis Patients
Mar05

Milestone Family Medicine Data Breach Made Known to St. Francis Patients

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is getting in touch with patients in relation to a security breach that may have led to some of their protected health information (PHI) being viewed/accessed by unauthorized actors who obtained access to the systems of Milestone Family Medicine in Greenville, SC. Milestone Family Medicine was connected with St. Francis Physicians Services (SFPS) until February 24, 2019, and had previously worked...

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PHI Incident at Rush University Medical Center Impacts up to 45,000 Patients

Rush University Medical Center is contacting around 45,000 patients to advise them that their PHI has been exposed due to a data incident at a financial services vendor. Rush discovered the incident on January 22, 2019. A member of staff of the financial services vendor was found to have shared a file containing patients’ PHI to an unauthorized third party in May 2018. The sort of information in the file varied from patient to patient...

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