Health Care Company Alerts Hoosiers About Privacy Leak

From The Indy Channel:

Members of an Indiana non-profit health care program were alerted on Wednesday about a possible privacy leak within the organization’s records.

MDwise officials said the personal records of 2,700 Hoosiers covered by the Healthy Indiana Plan, Care Select and Hoosier Healthwise health programs were possibly leaked to the Internet.

Officials said the leak happened during an upgrade of MDwise’s customer record computer system in February 2011, but was corrected as soon as administrators were made aware of the error.

The health records contained the members’ names, addresses, Medicaid numbers, and their doctor’s name and address, officials said.

Before the privacy leak was patched, officials said a file containing a member’s information could be found on the Internet if someone searched for a specific name.


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