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Penobscot Community Health Center notifying 13,000 patients about collection agency breach

Add Penobscot Community Health Center in Maine to the list of entities that had patients affected by the American Medical Collections Agency hack.They posted the following notice on their website: PCHC values the privacy and confidentiality of its patients’ information. Regrettably, this notice is regarding the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) incident, which you...

Data breach exposes information of nearly 15,000 patients of LA County’s Department of Health Services, officials say

Pierce Singgih reports: The personal data of 14,591 L.A. County patients has been exposed in a hack of an L.A. County Department of Health Services contractor’s email, officials said Tuesday. An employee of the Nemadji Research Corporation, a contractor that identifies and verifies patient eligibility for programs that reimburse care provided by DHS, was...

AU: Queensland Health launches investigation after medical files found on busy Brisbane road

Josh Bavas reports: Queensland Health is investigating how a large parcel of patients’ medical documents, earmarked for destruction, were lost on a busy Brisbane road. A staff member came across the files last Thursday on Abbotsford Road in Bowen Hills, kilometres away from their home at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). hey...

MA: ResiDex Software discloses ransomware incident affecting clients’ patients’ protected health information

And yet another ransomware incident. They do not disclose the number of patients who were notified about this. Of note, sounds like their recovery was pretty smooth because they were prepared. BOSTON, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tenx Systems, LLC d/b/a ResiDex Software (“ResiDex”) specializes in providing software for assisted living homes, group homes, and...

Two Maryland medical practices notify patients after business associate error exposes patient information

Maryland-based Capitol Cardiology Associates (CCA) and Southern Maryland Medical Group (SMMG) are notifying patients because of an incident involving a third-party vendor/business associate. According to their notification letters, on March 14, Meditab Software, Inc. became aware of a potential breach involving protected health information (phi). The breach may have included patients’ medical records or...