Sonoma Valley Hospital notifies patients whose information was exposed on the Internet

Sonoma Valley Hospital has disclosed that patient information was exposed on the Internet due to an employee error.

The Sonoma Valley Sun reports the breach occurred on February 14, 2013, and involved 1,350 surgery patients’ names, dates of service, procedure, surgeon, hospital charges, and name of insurance company.

The hospital did not learn of the breach until April 17.  A statement from the hospital indicated that the breach was not detected because the information was placed on a section of the website that was not directly accessible through the website, but only through a search engine.

Read more on the Sonoma Valley Sun. There is no statement on the hospital’s web site that I can find at the time of this posting.

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