Health Data

Illinois Dept. of Human Services breach

On February 29, 2008, the Rockford Family Community Resource Center of the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Human Capital Development (HCD) was notified by the police that in the course of an investigation, they had discovered 12 boxes of files with client records. One of the residents of the home being...

Preying on Patients

Kristen Gerencher of the Wall Street Journal reports: At Blue Shield of California, which has 3.3 million insured members, fraud investigators have seen about 10 medical identity theft cases over the last 18 months, said Michael Brandt, senior manager of the company’s special investigations in El Dorado Hills, Calif. The incidents so far...

UK: Ambulance service loses details of nearly million people

Simon Johnson of Telegraph reports: A computer disk containing details of nearly a million people who dialled 999 has been lost, an ambulance service has admitted. The information was supposed to be couriered by TNT from Scotland to Manchester two weeks ago, but never arrived at its destination and a search has failed to...

UCLA Health System Facilities Are Cited by State for Patient Privacy Breaches; Former Employee Is Charged Under HIPAA

&nbsp: There’s really nothing new in the report that we haven’t reported here before, but REPORT ON PATIENT PRIVACY  has a detailed article on the UCLA privacy breaches: Three UCLA Health System facilities were cited for deficiencies by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for staff members’ snooping in high-profile patient records. And...