PA: Independence Blue Cross and subsidiaries notifying members whose PHI was mistakenly exposed on public web site

John George reports:

Independence Blue Cross and its subsidiaries AmeriHealth HMO and AmeriHealth Insurance Co. of New Jersey have alerted certain members of a recent incident involving a potential privacy issue related to protected health information.


“We quickly launched an investigation to determine the nature and scope of this incident, working with a leading forensics investigation firm to confirm what happened and what information may have been affected,” IBC said in a statement. “The investigation determined that an Independence employee uploaded a file containing limited member information to a public-facing website that was publicly accessible between April 23 and July 20.

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Update:  It’s reportedly about 17,000 people affected.

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